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How to center alternate text for an image vertically and horizontally

how do I get the alternate text for this image to center vertically and horizontally? Do I have to place valign="middle" and Div align="center"  and/or class="altMsg" somewhere else in the code?

Thanks!

John




<td valign="middle" width="180" height="140"><div align="center"><a href="http://www.cowboom.com" class="altMsg"><img src="images/BidNowSilver.jpg" alt="Picture not available. Speak to your network administrator about privileges." width="150" height="129" border="0"></a></div></td>
 
 
.altMsg {font-family: "Gill Sans MT"; font-size: 12px; line-height:14px; color:#000000; text-align:center;}

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John Carney
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hieloCommented:
you cannot control the position of the "tooltip" produced by alt. That decision is made by the browser.
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scrathcyboyCommented:
hielo is correct.  This location is set in the .EXE code for the browser, so many pixels to the right and either below or above the leading line that the link is coming from.  If you MUST try to position the "tooltips" message that the browser produces onMouseOver, then you will actually have to center the text through either absolute position or table layout so that the TRUE center of the screen is about 10 pixels to the right of the RIGHT side of the link you are hovering over.  About 10 px will put the start of tooltips dead center on the screen.  And this will vary depending on each browser and version, but you can FUDGE it near enough.
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John CarneyReliability Business Tools Analyst IIAuthor Commented:
Since my image is already in a table cell, along with other images in other cells, I gues s I can't use scratchyboy's technique. Or can !?

 Either way thanks to both of you.

John
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scrathcyboyCommented:
Only if you have the line where you want centered tooltips on its own line, not in a series of columns.
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