Sometimes you may want to change the overall properties of an existing table – its width, cell padding, etc.
Click on the table to select it and then right-click on your mouse to display the drop down menu. Select Table Properties. Handles around the table appear when the table is selected.
With the Table Properties pop-up window displaying, make your changes to the table properties and click OK.
If you’re specifying the width of the table, it’s always better to do so in a percentage e.g. 100% and not pixels. And if you’re using a table as a way to create a design layout – not recommended! – you should not specify a height. Tables will grow automatically, as more rows are added to them.