Working with Tables

Use Publisher 2010 tables to organize information in an easily readable way for your audience. Learn how in this free lesson.

Modifying cell layout

You can modify the way text fits in your table's cells by changing the cell margins and text alignment settings. You can apply these settings to individual cells, entire rows and columns, or the entire table.

To modify text alignment:

  1. Select the cells whose text you want to align. To select the entire table, click the gray box surrounding the outer edge of the table.
    Selecting text to alignSelecting text to align
  2. Click the Table Tools Layout tab, then locate the Alignment group.
  3. Select one of the nine alignment options.
    Alignment optionsAlignment options
  4. Your table text will be aligned.
    The newly aligned textThe newly aligned text

Cell margins

Just like your pages, the cells in your tables have margins. By default, these are very thin. If you wish to add extra space between text and the cells surrounding it, you can make the cell margins thicker.

To modify cell margins:

  1. Select the cells you wish to set margins for. To select the entire table, click the gray box surrounding the outer edge of the table.
  2. Click the Table Tools Layout tab, then locate the Alignment group.
  3. Click the Cell Margins drop-down command.
    The Cell Margins drop-down commandThe Cell Margins drop-down command
  4. A drop-down list will appear. Select the desired margins.
    Cells margins optionsCells margins options
  5. The new margins will be applied.
    Wide margins have been appliedWide margins have been applied