View Full Version : unable to center text in a table

04-15-2011, 09:04 PM
i have tried to place the 'TEXT TO CENTER' in the center of the page using SPAN but does not seem to work, i have also tried to use <p> instead but still the bordered box is left aligned.

I would center the whole table but this then messes up all the text and I would have to left align all text, adding even more code.

How can I center just this section without having to recode the rest of the page ?

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">


<table style="border: 0px solid rgb(54, 95, 145); text-align: left; width: 600px; height: 172px; font-size: 7pt;" border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="0">

<tr valign="top">
<td colspan="2" bgcolor="#eaeaea" style="width: 600px;">

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<br><span style="width: 600px; border: 2px solid #41A808; font-size: 12pt; padding: 5px; margin-bottom: 5px; text-align: center; font-weight: bold; color: #002060;">TEXT TO CENTER</span><br>
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04-16-2011, 03:54 PM
add display: block; to your span

You are giving it a width but, a span is inline by default and the width will not be applied unless you change it to be block level.

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