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Horizontally & Vertically Center Text in LibreOffice Writer Table

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This tutorial explains the steps to centre text in the LibreOffice Writer table horizontally.

Firstly, say we have the following sample table. If you look at this table, you can see the texts are not aligned properly. It’s not aligned vertically or horizontally.

Before the Writer Table alignment
Before the Writer Table alignment

So, we want to align all text texts, vertically and horizontally nicely. Moreover, we will also make the rows and columns optimal and uniform size to look nice.

Center Text in LibreOffice Writer Table

Here’s how to centre text in Write Table.

  • Firstly, Select the table. You can do it by pointing the cursor to the left top (see below) or drag-select the entire table.
  • Second, right-click on the table and choose properties.
Choose the Writer Table Properties
Choose the Writer Table Properties
  • Then go to the Text Flow tab. And Choose Alignment > Vertical Alignment: Center. Choose OK.
Change Table Properties to Align Texts
Change Table Properties to Align Texts
  • You should see that all the texts in the table are vertically centred.
Vertically center texts
Vertically center texts

But still, the texts in the Writer table are not centered horizontally. So, how to do that? 🤔

It’s pretty simple.

  • Select the table again as you did earlier.
  • Then press CTRL+E. Or, from the Table tab, choose Align Center.
Align option in Tabbed bar - Table
Align option in Tabbed bar – Table
  • And you will see the text is not center(ed) in the Writer table.
After vertical and horizontal alignment
After vertical and horizontal alignment

More Tips

You can select the table if you want to customize the Writer table further to look more uniform. Then right-click and choose Properties. Finally, select Size > Optimal Row Height and Optimal Column Width.

Further customization
Further customization

Once you do that, you can see the final result below—a lovely and uniform-looking table.

Final Result Center Text Writer Table
Final Result

Watch Video to Center Text in Writer Table

I have created a video to demonstrate the above steps below. Have a look!

Closing Notes

I hope this guide helps you to format your Writer table quickly. If it helps, make sure to comment below. Also, do let me know if you are facing trouble.

Cheers.

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