# Inserting a Column in Right or Left with Specific (user defined) width in Libreoffice Wirter

Hi all, greetings : )

I am new user here, but have using LO for a long time,
I want to ask a simple question,

My condition is:

• I have a trouble in LO Writer,
• I am writing books right now and extensively using tables.

• I want to insert new Column in Right or Left, ofcourse we all can easily do that by

"Right Clicking Table > Insert > Column Right or Left"

My Trouble is:

"Libre Office always inserting So Wide Column that distorting other Columns in Table, but I need only 0.12" new Column in Left and Right."

What I have Tried:

I've tried to go to Main Menu > Tools > Options > LibreOffice Writer > Table > Keyboard Handling > Isert Cell > Column Text Box > Change the value to 0.12" > Setting Keyboard Shortcout for Insert Column Right and Left > Try to Insert New Column Result: LO Writer still inserting the same wide column.

My Question is

How can I inserting new Column with predifined column width in Libre Office?

Thank you for your replies :D

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Hi

The first step was to define ToolsOptionsWriterTableKeyboard HandlingInsert CellColumn as you did. Then to insert a column:

• Press and hold down the Alt+Insert keys 2 seconds, release, then immediately
• Press Arrow Key (inserts row/column)

E.g. Alt+Insert (2 seconds)← to insert on the left of current column (Ctrl+Arrow Key inserts cell)

Regards

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