Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Centering a Table.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated March 8, 2018)
By default, Word automatically left-justifies a table in your document. If you want to quickly center the table between the page margins, follow these steps:
Figure 1. The Table tab of the Table Properties dialog box.
The above steps won't work if you are using Word 97. If that is the case, then you should follow these steps:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (1733) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Centering a Table.
Do More in Less Time! Are you ready to harness the full power of Word 2013 to create professional documents? In this comprehensive guide you'll learn the skills and techniques for efficiently building the documents you need for your professional and your personal life. Check out Word 2013 In Depth today!
When you transpose information, it is essentially "rotated" in a direction. If you transpose the information in a table, ...Discover More
Insert a picture into a table cell, and you may quickly find that the table is no longer the size you expected. Here's ...Discover More
Word allows you to specify which rows in a table should be considered headings. What if setting the headings doesn't work ...Discover More
FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in WordTips, a free productivity newsletter. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."
Got a version of Word that uses the menu interface (Word 97, Word 2000, Word 2002, or Word 2003)? This site is for you! If you use a later version of Word, visit our WordTips site focusing on the ribbon interface.