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.
Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated January 15, 2022)
This tip applies to Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003
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:
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