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aligning information with headings in a table - easy and urgent

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Hi, if I have a table that displays headings with three fields of information for each heading like so:
|heading one|heading two|heading three|
|va |va |var  |va |va |var |va |va  |   var|

Ive tried numerous of doing ways of doing this but always end up with:
|heading one|heading two|heading three|
|va |va|var|va |va |var|va   |va|var |
ie the headings are not aligned with the information.

How can I write html code to achieve this?

Thank you
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Question by:VolSpeak
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by:flow79
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<table summary="" border="1">
<thead>
      <tr>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="3">Heading 1</th>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="3">Heading 2</th>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="3">Heading 3</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
            <th>SubHeading 1</th>
            <th>SubHeading 2</th>
            <th>SubHeading 3</th>
            <th>SubHeading 4</th>
            <th>SubHeading 5</th>
            <th>SubHeading 6</th>
            <th>SubHeading 7</th>
            <th>SubHeading 8</th>
            <th>SubHeading 9</th>
      </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody>
        <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
            <td>Data</td>
      </tbody>
</table>
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by:flow79
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if you want all your headings to be one color (to seperate from the DATA) make it
<thead bgcolor="#ccffff">

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by:flow79
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or else or HTML/CSS to style the table in any manner youd like.
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by:flow79
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also, i just looked at my code, you need to add: <tr> tags around each row of td's like so:

     <tr>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
          <td>Data</td>
      </tr>

Sorry about forgetting the tr
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flow79 earned 125 total points
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you could also just keep on iterating it and making more and more subheading sets: such as (this is just to show you how far thead and tbody will go)

<table summary="" border="1" cellpadding="4">
<thead bgcolor="#ccffff">
      <tr>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="9">Heading 1</th>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="9">Heading 2</th>
            <th style="width: 266px;" colspan="9">Heading 3</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 1</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 2</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 3</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 4</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 5</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 6</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 7</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 8</th>
            <th colspan="3">SubHeading 9</th>
      </tr>
      <tr>
            <th>SubHeading 1</th>
            <th>SubHeading 2</th>
            <th>SubHeading 3</th>
            <th>SubHeading 4</th>
            <th>SubHeading 5</th>
            <th>SubHeading 6</th>
            <th>SubHeading 7</th>
            <th>SubHeading 8</th>
            <th>SubHeading 9</th>
            <th>SubHeading 1</th>
            <th>SubHeading 2</th>
            <th>SubHeading 3</th>
            <th>SubHeading 4</th>
            <th>SubHeading 5</th>
            <th>SubHeading 6</th>
            <th>SubHeading 7</th>
            <th>SubHeading 8</th>
            <th>SubHeading 9</th>
            <th>SubHeading 1</th>
            <th>SubHeading 2</th>
            <th>SubHeading 3</th>
            <th>SubHeading 4</th>
            <th>SubHeading 5</th>
            <th>SubHeading 6</th>
            <th>SubHeading 7</th>
            <th>SubHeading 8</th>
            <th>SubHeading 9</th>
      </tr>
      </thead>
      <tbody>
       <tr>
        <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
            <td><div align="center">DATA</div></td>
       </tr>
      </tbody>
</table>
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by:flow79
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hello?  any response?
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by:flow79
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did this help you VolSpeak?  I have provided code above and beyond your requirements.  Please respond.
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Sorry, i have very limited internet access and am just testing your response now, please be patient

Thanks :)
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