Every cell in a table behaves like its own page in that each cell has top, bottom, left, and right margins.
By default, the margins for all cells in a table are the same — zero top and bottom and 0.08" left and right — and that's usually the best way to keep your table simple to edit.
But sometimes changing the cell margins can be handy. You can change cell margins either for the entire table or just for selected cells, as explained in the illustration. For example, when the table is being used for layout, setting all the cell margins to zero can give you more space for graphics or other content you'll be adding to the layout.
However, using paragraph indents on your table's content can sometimes be faster than setting the cell margins for just part of a table — because indents can be part of a paragraph style or can be changed on the ruler without having to open a dialog box.
Note You can also change the vertical alignment of the content in selected cells from the default alignment of Top to Center or Bottom. You'll see how in the practice session at the end of the lesson.