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Dear Mr. Stephens,

The attached image shows you part of a Word where each description needs a picture of its book to go with it.  I've created another document with a 10-row, three-column table, where I pasted a picture-description into each box the computer created by drawing borders.  Too often, though, the machine puts too much whitespace between rows, partly because many boxes are too wide and too tall.  What can I do to narrow the gaps between the rows to make that spacing as uniform as possible?  Thanks for your help.


I think you may be better off doing away with the table, and going with a 3 column document - this would do the same thing, but wouldn't have the constraints that the table imposes on you, with each cell in a given row of the table being the same height (which I think is probably the problem here).

I hope that this helps - question was found in the question pool which means that the original expert was either unable or unwilling to help.
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Aidan Heritage


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