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I have a table cell that I can't seem to center the text accurately. There's a minimum padding or something I can't get rid of or shrink in any way. I've tried recreating the table, but with any small widths, it still seems there's an uneditable padding.

Is there any way to edit this padding?

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I have tested this on MS Word 2013, so I don't know if this would work on other version.

  1. Create the table
  2. Select the Cell (not sure if this would work for whole table)
  3. Right Click on the selected Cell and choose Table Properties
  4. Under Table Properties - Cell - Choose "Options"
  5. Cell Margins - untick "Same as the whole table" and then drop the margin to 0cm for left and right.
  6. This should drop the left margin to touching the line. And then you can manually move the line to do a fit like the image below. I tried double-click to let it auto-fit at 0cm margin, but its not doing it, so have to manually move it to fit to that size.

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I know this is not the best way of doing it, but it is a workaround. Maybe you can find a method to do it for the whole table.

Hope it helps.


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