How to Change Vertical Alignment in Table Cells in Google Docs

Tables in Google Docs present you with a helpful tool for displaying data that isn’t easy to format with the standard body of a document. While many of the situations where you would need to organize data in a tabular format can be accomplished effectively in Sheets instead of Docs, there are situations where you will need to know how to format tables. One formatting change that you might need to make involves the vertical alignment of the data in the cells of those tables.

Fortunately this is something that you can do on Google Docs, although it may not seem obvious at first. So continue below to see how to change the vertical alignment for your cells in a Docs table.


How to Vertically Align a Table Cell in a Google Docs Document

The steps in this article are going to show you how to select the vertical alignment for data that is entered into a cell in a table of your document. You will be able to change the vertical alignment for any number of cells that you have currently selected in the table. I am going to be changing the vertical alignment for two cells in the example below.

Step 1: Open your document in Google Drive. You can navigate there by going to, then clicking the document containing the table that you would like to edit.


Step 2: Select the cell(s) in the table for which you would like to change the vertical alignment. I have selected two cells in the image below. Note that you can select multiple cells by clicking and holding in one of the table cells, then dragging your mouse to select the other cells.

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Step 3: Click the Table link at the top of the window, then click the Table Properties option.

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Step 4: Click the Cell vertical alignment dropdown menu, then select your preferred vertical alignment option. Click the OK button when you are done.

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Do you have data in a spreadsheet in Excel 2013 that you would also like to center vertically? Learn about vertical alignment in Excel 2013 to achieve a similar result with that program. newsletter
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