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Manage Text in a Table: MS Word

Even though most of you know how to format text in a Word document, MS Word allows you to handle text in tables in two neat ways. First, within the cell of a table, you can specify not only whether you want text left aligned, centered, right ... aligned, or justified. You can also have text centered vertically within the cell or rest on the bottom edge of the cell. You can even rotate the text in a cell to vertical, like a title on the spine of a book! You will want to use the alignment feature often with your tables. For example, when the content of one cell is short and the adjacent cell is ... (view more)

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Use Tables: MS Word

You know how to use Tabs in MS Word, but more often you will use tables to align text horizontally. Tables are used whenever you must keep items side by side. You do this by laying out a grid. The best thing about tables is that in the grid you can ... align any amount of text -- sentences, paragraphs or even pictures -- side by side. When you want to keep text side by side in a document, create a table. This grid-like structure can contain short text, such as a number, long text, a sentence, paragraph, or several paragraphs. A table keeps the items properly aligned in columns and rows, so you ... (view more)

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