The default alignment of text in Microsoft Word 2007 is to the left side of a cell. Now, how do you go about putting an equal space above and below the text? The answer is vertical alignment. Setting cell margins will help but it takes time as you need to measure the correct spacing. So you need to go back again and again to the same window to adjust the margins. Also, some users are used to pressing enter to align text in a cell. With vertical alignment, you can align the text based on your preference.
This is an example of TOP vertical alignment:
Text is aligned at the top left hand corner of the cell.
This is an example of CENTER vertical alignment:
Text is centered. Space above and below the text are equal.
This is an example of BOTTOM vertical alignment:
Text is at the bottom most part of the cell.
Where you can find these options in Microsoft Word 2007?
1. Right click inside a cell, select table properties.
2. Go to Cell tab.
3. Choose your preferred text alignment.