Making objects in a document look good is an important aspect of how your readers perceive that document. This can include things like properly cropping or editing an image, or it can mean aligning objects properly on the page. So you may be wondering how to center a table in Google Docs if you want to make it look better.
When you add a table to a document in Google Docs, that table is aligned to the left side of the page by default. Unfortunately this may not present the look that you are trying to convey in your document, and you would prefer for the table to be center on the page.
Fortunately it is possible to make this adjustment by using the Table properties menu for that table. Our tutorial below will show you where to find this menu so that you can center your Google Docs table.
How to Center a Table in Google Docs
- Open the document containing the table.
- Right-click inside one of the table cells, then choose Table properties.
- Click the dropdown menu under Table alignment, then choose the Center option.
- Click the OK button to apply the change.
Our article continues below with additional information on centering a table in Google Docs including pictures of these steps.
How to Center Align a Google Docs Table (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop Web browsers like Firefox or Edge.
Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at https://drive.google.com and open the document containing the table that you wish to center.
Step 2: Right-click inside any of the table cells, then choose the Table properties option.
Step 3: Click the dropdown menu under Table alignment, then click Center.
Step 4: Click the OK button to apply the change.
How to Center Align Data in a Google Docs Table
If you wish to center align all of the data inside your table cells as well, then click and hold on the bottom-right cell, then drag your mouse to the top-left cell to select each cell. You can then click the Center align button in the toolbar.
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