I'm trying to edit a table in LibreOffice Writer so that the rows are each their own designated and precise height. I've managed that for the columns by going to Table > Table Properties... then selecting the Columns tab (as pictured below) but I cannot find a similar option for rows. Editing column width. Is there a way of editing row height without dragging the borders (which makes the result invariably imprecise)?

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Right-clik on the row you want to modify, go to Row and select Height...

Pop-up menu > Row > Height...

Deselect "Dynamic adjustment" and enter the desired height. (Please note that actual English terms may differ).

Row height dialog box

Tried it just now with LibreOffice 4.0.

  • Thanks a lot. I don't know why I didn't try it that way in the first place. :-) Cheers!
    – Calixte
    Feb 26, 2013 at 21:54
  • Although it accepts cm it always shows " - how can one change that?
    – Sadık
    May 8, 2016 at 12:38
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    @Sadik, in LibreOffice Writer, go to Tools > Options, select under LibreOffice Writer, General and there choose the measurement unit you wish.
    – carnendil
    May 8, 2016 at 21:57
  1. Select the row(s)
  2. Right click > Size > Row Height
  3. (uncheck 'Fit to size' for max flexibility) Either click on '+' or '-', OR edit height.

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