I'm using PowerPoint 2007 and have pasted in a table from Excel 2007. When I paste it in it automatically becomes a PowerPoint table, and looks fine. However, everything is quite squashed together, so I would like to add some cell padding. Using the standard options on the dropdown menu (Layout > Alignment > Cell Margins), e.g. "Normal", works fine but makes the table a bit too big (it goes over the edge of the page). So, I would like to set custom margins of 0.13cm (left/right) and 0.07cm (top/bottom). When I do this (using "Custom Margins"), the text in all of the cells becomes centered!
This would be fine if the alignment was actually changed to Center, but it is not! It remains as it was before (left in some cells, right in others). Can anyone tell me what is happening and how to correct it? Is it a bug?
Update: Screenshots and solution
I have prepared some screenshots to clarify the problem. Whilst preparing them, I found the answer. It turns out that you need to select an option in the "Vertical alignment" dropdown of the custom cell margins dialog box. Selecting the "Middle" option produces the desired result.
The images show:
what it looks like immediately after pasting;
after using the Normal setting of the Cell Margins dropdown:
If instead I select Custom Margins and specify 0.13cm (L/R), 0.07cm (top/bottom). Note that the horizontal alignment setting is Left for the selected cell (the one saying "Company A", near the top left of the table). Note also that the vertical alignment is not showing any of the three options as selected
what the dialog looks like which appears when you click on Custom Margins
If you select Middle in the Vertical alignment setting, you get the desired result.