Once you have set up a table in your document, you cannot utilize the normal formatting tools to indent your table, as you would in a regular document. The reason for this is that usually your tables do not behave as paragraphs do.
There is more than one way in which you can indent your tables. One way is to drag your table to an indented position in your document. All you really have to do is use your mouse to move the indent marker for your table. This is the marker directly above the far left edge of your table. When you move this marker, Word will move your entire table in the direction you move the marker.
There is a more precise method of indenting your table though. Follow the steps below to learn how:
Place your cursor someplace within your table.
- Be certain the Layout tab of your Ribbon has been displayed. Remember, this tab is only available if your cursor is inside a table.
- In the Table group, click the Properties tool, to display the dialog box.
- Be certain the Table tab is selected.
- Using the Indent From Left tool, specify how much of an indent you would like to use for your table.
- Click OK.