Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 3.2
To right-align the numerical data and center the headings:
1. Move the pointer to the top of column B until the pointer changes to . Press and hold the
left mouse button, and then drag right to select columns B and C.
2. Click the Align Right button on the Formatting toolbar. The column heads and num-
bers line up along the right edges of the cells.
Notice that in the process of formatting columns B and C, you right-aligned two of the head-
ings (“Installation Charge” and “Monthly Charge”). You will reformat those headings in the
next three steps when you center the text in row 1 both horizontally and vertically in each cell.
3. Click the selection bar next to row 1. All of row 1 is selected.
4. Click the Align list arrow
on the Tables and Borders toolbar to display a palette of
nine alignment options.
5. Click the Align Center button in the middle of the palette. The text is centered both
horizontally and vertically in the row.
6. Click anywhere in the table to deselect the row, and then save your work. See Figure 3-29.
Figure 3-29
Table with newly aligned text
headings centered horizontally and vertically
installation charges
and monthly fees
are right-aligned
Trouble? If more than just the heading row is centered, click the Undo button
on the
Standard toolbar, and then repeat Steps 3 through 6.
Changing Borders
While gridlines and borders may seem to be the same things, they are different elements
of a table. Gridlines are light gray lines that indicate the structure of the table on the
screen but do not show on the printed page. Borders are darker lines overlaying the grid-
lines, which do show on the printed page. When you create a table using the Insert Table
button, Word automatically applies a thin black border, so you can’t actually see the
underlying gridlines.
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