I tried to use dummy table with one row and column around the existing table with data. The properties were set as 'Autofit to Contents option' for both tables.
For both tables, i specified - Table, Table Properties, Cell tab and uncheck the "Preferred Width" checkbox - and in Row tab uncheck specify height.
Still i see that in Excel output, the row height is increased since data is large enough to fit in one cell. Can someone help me understand if iam doing anything wrong here.