WD97: Table Not Aligned in Text Column

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When you center or right align a table, it is not aligned correctly.


The table is inserted into a text column that is unequal in width to the leftmost (first) column. The width of the first column is used for aligning any object in any other column; therefore, attempting to align a table in a column other than the first produces incorrect results.


There is no precise way to center or right align a table in an unequal column width. You can indent the table from the left to produce the effect of centering or right aligning. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Place the insertion point in the table.
  2. On the Table menu, click Cell Height and Width, and click the Row tab.
  3. In the Indent from left input box, enter a value.
  4. Click OK.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.


Word aligns the table based on the width of the leftmost (first) column. If the leftmost column is wider than the second column, the table may be shifted off the page.


Article ID: 144766 - Last Review: January 19, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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