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In the header of my page I have a gif file left justified. Next to it is the title of the page consisting of 3 lines of text.

I want the three lines of text to the right of the image but centered on the entire page. I'm currently using a table (width 99%) and I'm getting the three lines of text centered on the enclosing cell instead if the entire page. I want the text centered on the entire page as if the image was not there.

Is there a way to do that?

Thanks!
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Question by:adg
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sam85281 earned 400 total points
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You just need to add an extra cell to your table.

Assuming your gif is called headerGif.gif and is 300W x 100H.

Make a new gif either transparent or the color of the background of your header, 1 x 1 pixel, call it blank.gif.

Then:

<table border='0' cellpadding='0' cellspacing='0' width='100%'>
<tr>
<td width='300'>
<img src-'headerGif.gif' width='300' height='100'><br>
</td>
<td width='100%' align='center'>
YOUR CENTERED TEXT
</td>
<td width='300'>
<img src='blank.gif' width='300' height='100'><br>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

That sets a left and right cell that are the same size, therefore your text will be centered in a cell that is in the center.

-Sam
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by:adg
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Thanks Sam, that was exactly what I needed.
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