Typing documents and sharing them on docs is convenient. But when it comes to more organized and meticulous text sharing, tables are the option. Inserting and using tables in Google Docs is very convenient. Once you insert a table in your Google Docs you can easily format the contents and Vertical alignment of the text in Google docs will be possible.
Inserting a Table in Google Docs
Inserting a table in Google Docs is fairly simple Insert > Table
You will then get an option with the number of Rows and Columns you want to add. Simply drag the mouse pointer around and you will be able to select the desired number.
Once the number of rows and columns is selected the table will appear on your Google Docs.
The data can then be filled in as required. After the table is complete the data can be formatted by using various options available. This includes, changing the colour of the cells, individual cells can have different colours as well.
Changing the font and the style in which the text is written is an option you can explore. Specially having a different Font style for heading or important topics. You could also colour coordinate the table along with the font to match different events or activities mentioned in the table.
In most cases the headers of tables are broader than the other cells. To increase the size of a row or column move the cursor to the boarder that needs to be extended. Doing so will change the looks of the cursor to a double line.
You can then left-click and drag without releasing the button. When the dimensions of cells change the text within the box looks off.
Changing the Alignment of a table in Google docs (vertical alignment)
Along with other alterations that can be made to a table in Google Docs, it also allows changing the alignment of text in different cells. The following process can be used.
Highlight the cells whose data needs to be vertically aligned
This can be done by left clicking the first cell and then bragging the pointer across the table without lifting the button. Cells will have a blue tint to them once selected.
After highlighting the cells right click on the table. A dropdown menu with table editing details will appear select Table properties.
Once selected a popup with details about the table border, dimensions etc will open. On the left corner you have cell vertical alignment here you can change the text alignment to Middle. This will align the text in the center. You could also choose to align it to the top and bottom of the cell depending on your preferences.
After choosing the option of your choice click OK.
Following these steps will aid in Vertical alignment of text in Google docs.Following these steps will aid in Vertical alignment of text in Google docs.
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