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Windows 7: Table Alignment Question

25 Aug 2010   #1
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 
Table Alignment Question

I would appreciate some help on this.

When I type a line of simple text and then insert a table directly below it the table does not by default alighn itself to the first letter of the text, it always aligns itself a little before.

Should I set Word to show text margins I notice that my table by default appears just overlap the margins on both sides while the text is within the margins.

Would anybody know why this is the case and how I can get it to be within the margins without necessarly having to drag the table border or make the use of indents just to get it to align.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Dave.


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26 Aug 2010   #2
clunkfish

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 

I can't help you with the problem, which appears to be the default behaviour for Word, but would just say that it has the virtue of ensuring that the text in the first cell of the table aligns vertically with the body text above the table, which is typographically desirable
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26 Aug 2010   #3
JMH

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit. SP1.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davpet View Post
I would appreciate some help on this.

When I type a line of simple text and then insert a table directly below it the table does not by default alighn itself to the first letter of the text, it always aligns itself a little before.

Should I set Word to show text margins I notice that my table by default appears just overlap the margins on both sides while the text is within the margins.

Would anybody know why this is the case and how I can get it to be within the margins without necessarly having to drag the table border or make the use of indents just to get it to align.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Dave.
Hi Dave,

I'm curious. See if this helps you -

Before making any changes to the page margins or orientation, follow these steps:

*Select the table and right-click it.

*Scroll to Autofit and then select AutoFit to Window.


Word will automatically adjust the table width to any margin or page orientation changes. With Autofit to Window enabled, you can use tables to keep header or footer text properly aligned.


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26 Aug 2010   #4
davpet

Windows 7 SP1
 
 

Thank you I have tried your suggestion without any change. It appears that this is a default setting in word which allows for text alignment as mentioned in the other reply post and as pointed out more typgraphically desirable.

Is their maybe a way that this default setting can be changed before I place the table into the document.

Thank you
Dave
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