It could be me and my ineptness, but I 've had it with pages and its formatting options for tables. My annoyances are as follows: First of all I cannot understand when and how pages formats cell height. Sometimes I write text and cells autoexpand, most of the times they don't and this is a major nuisance. And I can't find how to manually expand the cell, and hence the content of the cell is appearing only partially. This also happens when you merge cells and copy content that is relatively small, then the table does not auto-adjust to make the cell height smaller, nor can I find how to make it smaller manually. For example I have a table with four columns and every say 4-5 rows I want to merge cells and put a header there, say a date, the size of the merged cells, their height to be exact cannot be adjusted to me smaller to cater for the smaller content. There are other annoyances too, but they don't come to mind now, I ll update as soon as I run into them again. Any help or similar experiences will be much appreciated. Tables are really a rudimentary requirement of any word processor, surely apple can do better there, and surely one cannot use pages if simple tables are an onerous chore. peace. blow45.