How to Align a Table Vertically in Microsoft Word
When you are formatting a table in Microsoft Word, you may wish to align that table vertically on the page. This can give a clean and polished look to your table and document as a whole. By selecting just the table before you apply the alignment properties, you will align only the table.
Things You'll Need
- Microsoft Word
Open Microsoft Word and open an existing table. If you like, you can create a new table on a blank document.
Go to the "View" menu and select "Print Layout" to change to the Print Layout view. If the words "Print Layout" are already highlighted, you are already in Print Layout view.
Hover your mouse pointer over the top left hand corner of your table. You should see a four-headed arrow surrounded by a square. This is your table move handle.
Select your table by clicking on the table move handle.
Choose the "File" menu and then the "Page Setup" option to bring up the "Page Setup" dialog box.
Select the "Layout" tab in the dialog box and under the "Page" section choose a vertical alignment of "Top," "Center," "Justified" or "Bottom."
Pick "Selected text" in the "Apply to" options under the "Preview" section and click the "OK" button to vertically align your table.
Tips & Warnings
- A table can be vertically aligned before or after you have inputted the data inside of the table cells.
- If you wish to vertically align everything in your document, including your table, select "Whole document" in the Layout section of the Page Setup dialog box.