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Chapter 20. Using Tables > Positioning Tables on the Page

Positioning Tables on the Page

Although you might think that tables exist in the drawing layer—click the dragging handle to move them around—in fact, they are in the main part of the document. Thus, you can put captions inside tables and reference them via the Cross-reference dialog box, which appears when you choose Insert, Reference, Cross-reference; paragraphs can be numbered and the numbering continues from the main part of the document, through the table, and into the rest of the document; and entries in tables are picked up for indexes and tables of contents.

Although you'll most often want a table to appear flush left with text above and below it (not wrapping around), from time to time, you might want the table to appear flush right or centered. You also might want main body text in the document to wrap around the table, especially with smaller tables. Follow these steps to make it happen:


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