Position or align text in a table

Use this process to modify Microsoft PowerPoint tables. Use the source program's (source file: The file that contains information that was used to create a linked or embedded object. When you update the information in the source file, you can also update the linked object in the destination file.) Help for information about modifying tables that were created with another program.

Do one of the following:

ShowAlign text in the top, middle, or bottom of a cell

  1. If the Tables and Borders toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.) is not displayed, click Tables and Borders Button image on the Standard toolbar.
  2. Select the cells you want to change.
  3. Click Align Top Button image, Center Vertically Button image, or Align Bottom Button image.

ShowAlign text on the right or left, or in the center of a cell

  1. Select the cells you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, point to Alignment, then click Align Left, Center, Align Right, or Justify.

ShowChange cell margins

  1. Select the cells you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Table, and then click the Text Box tab.
  3. Adjust the measurements under Internal margin.

ShowInsert a tab in a table cell

  • Press CTRL+TAB.
Applies to:
PowerPoint 2003