I am sure you have faced this problem before.
You copy pasted something from Excel to Word and the width of the page was not enough. The table is now cut off beyond the right edge of the page. The solution?
What is your solution to this problem?
Well, well, I won’t go there. Because I have seen many different innovative ways people use to get that misbehaving table inside the page. If I list all the innovations, it will require three articles
The actual solution requires just three clicks
Make sure you are somewhere inside the table.
Click the Layout button in Table Tools
Open the AutoFit drop down
Choose AutoFit to Window
Of course this does not mean you can copy hundreds of columns from Excel or other sources and fit them into Word. Unlike Excel, the width available in Word is limited by the page size. So you have to minimize the amount of data you are pasting.
Landscape mode can give you little more space, but that also has a limit.
If you really need very detailed information from Excel to be a part of the Word document, then you need to EMBED the Excel file into Word. (Read Copy Paste – Part 6 – Embedding article for more details).
Now compare this method with your method!!!