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Adding padding is pushing columns wider for no apparent reason 500 pts - I'm stumped

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I have stripped the page down to nothing and I'm still having the problem. I have a basic table 2 rows three columns. here is some example code:

<table width="760" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center">
        <tr>
          <td width="230" align="left" valign="top"><img src="images/logo.jpg" width="230" height="254"></td>
          <td width="270" align="left" valign="top">cell 2</td>
      <td width="260" align="left" valign="top">cell 3</td>
        </tr>
      <tr>
          <td width="230" align="left" valign="top">cell 1 2nd row</td>
          <td width="270" align="left" valign="top">cell 2 2nd row</td>
      <td width="260" align="left" valign="top">cell 3 2nd row</td>
       </tr>
</table>

Now if I add style="padding: 10px;" to the <td> tag for "cell 1 2nd row" what I would expect is that I would get 10px of padding around the words in that cell.

If I had a REALLY long word or an image that was wider than 210px in that cell it would push my columns out wider than I want them.

What happens is if I add the padding like I said above it pushes the cell out wider (even if there's nothing in the cell) which also pushes out the cell above it which has the image in it, and I get unwanted padding. By the way it does it in every browser I can try it on.

Please Help - Dave
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Steggs earned 2000 total points
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Instead of using padding on the cell. Try using margin on the text instead

<span style="margin:10px;">yadayadayadayada</span>

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by:davidawhite
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I'll give it a try, but shouldn't the way I was doing it have worked or am I not allowed to add the style to the td tag? (I know shouldn't be using tables, I working that direction)
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by:davidawhite
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well it works thanks for the help
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