Do one of the following:
Change the orientation of text
Change the alignment of text in a table cell
By default, Microsoft Word aligns text in a table (table: One or more rows of cells commonly used to display numbers and other items for quick reference and analysis. Items in a table are organized into rows and columns.) to the upper left of a cell (cell: A box formed by the intersection of a row and column in a worksheet or a table, in which you enter information.). You can change the alignment of text in a cell — both the vertical alignment (top, center, or bottom) and the horizontal alignment (left, center, or right).
- Click the cell that contains text you want to align.
- On 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.), select the option for the horizontal and vertical alignment you want — for example, Align Bottom Center or Align Top Right .
Note To display the Tables and Borders toolbar, point to Toolbars on the View menu, and then click Tables and Borders.