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How Do I Resize a Table From the Left and Top Instead Of the Bottom and Right?

I have searched over a few years to find a solution to this, but gave up trying and just accepted that there is no answer. However, does anyone know how to adjust the width and height of a table in Pages, Numbers, or Keynote WITHOUT only using the right size or bottom handles? Why is there not handles on the left or top?

For my application need, I need to set the right and bottom of a table to fit where I need it, then “pull” the left and top into a fitted position. The opposite of, say, placing a table in the top/left of a page and resizing by pulling to the right and down.

Comments: 2 Responses to “How Do I Resize a Table From the Left and Top Instead Of the Bottom and Right?”

    2 years ago

    I can't think of any way to do that directly. If you need to do it that way, I'd just use some temporary ruler guides. Add them for the left, right, top and bottom of the table, and then drag the table to the top left, and pull the bottom right to the bottom and right guides. Then you can delete the guides, or leave them there.

    Or, better yet, create a rectangle shape. Drag that as you like to be in position. Then position and resize the table over it. It should snap to it. Then you can delete the shape or leave it there since it should be covered.

    2 years ago

    Thank you Gary. Your idea for setting a temporary rectangle shape does actually work as a workaround. The rulers were my use before, but very cumbersome. I'm stupefied I didn't think of that before. Just the same, it stinks that Apple wouldn't explain or have a go-to for this very basic need. Thanks again.

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