WD97: Table Not Aligned in Text Column

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SYMPTOMS
When you center or right align a table, it is not aligned correctly.
CAUSE
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 acolumn other than the first produces incorrect results.
WORKAROUND
There is no precise way to center or right align a table in an unequalcolumn width. You can indent the table from the left to produce the effectof 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.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
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 beshifted off the page.
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Properties

Article ID: 144766 - Last Review: 01/12/2015 15:52:16 - Revision: 1.1

  • Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
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