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On the formatting toolbar, there is only an option to center text in the middle of a page, table or cell. How do you center text vertically within a cell, so that the text has equal space above and below?
Here's what I want to do ... and although I can approximate the effect, I can't find the proper combination of formatting tools to do it right. Word 2003 (or 2002). I want to make a tent card, like a place card, by folding my basic stock in half and printing on the lower half. I'd like a border around the bottom half at, say, a half inch from each edge. I'd like the text within the border to be centered both vertically and horizontally. I start by setting the margins. Assuming that I'm working with regular letter-size paper, I would set left, right, and bottom to 0.5 and top to 6. If I then type my text, click the "center" button (or set paragraph alignment to centered), and set Vertical alignment to "center" in the Page setup/layout the text is just what I want ... but there's no border. I can get a border around the text by using carriage returns at the ends of the lines(shift-enter) and then using paragraph border, but this border is tight to the text and not to the margins. If I try Page Border, that ignores the top margin and just puts a border around the whole page. I tried using a text box. I can either size the drawing canvas to approximate the margins I want and make that visible, or I can leave the drawing canvas with "no line" and make the border of the text box visible. In either case, I can't figure out how to center the text box within the drawing canvas, either horizontally or vertically. If I make the text box itself lie on the 4 margins, I can get the text in the text box centered horizontally but not vertically. Any suggestions?
ok, I would like to center within a cell. I would normally set up a tab leader that center's, but tab's don't work in tables and cells so how can you set up an artificial center inside of a cell? the goal is to beable to have these labels set up so that as the information changes we just have to retype the info and it will center about the specified point(center) that we have defined.
How do i center text vertically in a table cell in Word 2007?