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Powerpoint is fighting me every time I try to adjust the height of a table row, and I'm wondering if folks have ideas why that might be the case.

See the attached picture; the Argentina row is of height 0.41", while the Nicaragua row is 0.61". Whenever I change to change the Nicaragua row (either by manually moving the row line, or by typing in a new height into the box) powerpoint immediately resets it. The difference? The Argentina row I typed in directly, while the Nicaragua row I pasted in from Excel.

Thoughts what might be the difference?

Powerpoint frustration

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The length of the row is based on the font size accordingly. Change the font size, and you will be able to adjust the height.

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This has happened to me. This especially happens when copying a table from MS Word to PowerPoint. Before, I have found the solution, I had dropped and dragged the border of the row to change the height with no success. The solution is very simple. You need to do a small investigation looking for white spaces inside your tables' cells. After you ensure the white spaces of the entire row cells are removed, try to change the height of the row by dropping and dragging or through the height text box in the Table Tools tabs. You should not have any problem then.

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Ah, I understand; for some reason it was inserting several extra spaces into each cell (padding?), which made it impossible to scale down their size.

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Thought I would add that I was stuck with this as well. What got me was that all my cells with content were size 10, but an empty cell had a font size of 18 and even though contained no content, was preventing the row from resizing.

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