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Table not centered in bounding box

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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All of a sudden I cannot get a table to be centered in the bounding box for the life of me. I use tables frequently (often with 30+ rows and 10+ columns) and have never had this problem. With this table I can adjust the right side of the box up to the edge of the table but when I do the left and table jumps to the right. Anyone have any idea how to fix this? I havent changed any settings to my knowledge. I had just worked all morning on another table with no troubles. Thanks in advance! 

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Community Expert , Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

Hi Sarah,

check the formatting of the paragraph that is holding the table.

Could be a left indent value that is not zero.

 

From my German InDesign where the Paragraph panel is showing a left indent value of 6 mm with the paragraph that is holding the table:

LeftIndentNotZero-TableCentered.PNG

Or look after the Text Frame Options if there is a left indent there.

Just like this:

 

LeftIndentNotZero-TextFrameOptions.PNG

 

 

Regards,

Uwe Laubender

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Apr 19, 2022 Apr 19, 2022

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If you know all the table settings and so forth (as you imply you do), it might be one of two things:

 

  1. A bad element in one cell. Try doing a force-format of all contents to some base style (both paragraph and cell), clearing all attributes, and starting over.
  2. A corrupt doc. Save/Export to IDML and reopen it.

 


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Hi Sarah,

check the formatting of the paragraph that is holding the table.

Could be a left indent value that is not zero.

 

From my German InDesign where the Paragraph panel is showing a left indent value of 6 mm with the paragraph that is holding the table:

LeftIndentNotZero-TableCentered.PNG

Or look after the Text Frame Options if there is a left indent there.

Just like this:

 

LeftIndentNotZero-TextFrameOptions.PNG

 

 

Regards,

Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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I make also for anchored objects or tables a paragraph style with no intent but also with an automatic (also not fixed) leading.

 

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This was it! Thank you! Not sure how the indent happened as I've never changed the indent on a table.

 

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