You might want a row to be a different height or a column a different width than others in the table. To resize a row or column, follow these steps: Position the mouse pointer on the border below the row or to the right of the column that you want to resize. The mouse pointer turns into a line with arrows on each side of it. Hold down the mouse button as you drag the row or column to a new height or width. A dotted line appears showing where it will go. Release the mouse button.