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Why do multiple tables alilgn horizontally and not vertically?

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I'm trying to be a better steward  on using CSS & HTML more effectively. On my html page, I have several tables that are supposed to align vertically along the left size.  But, they all "kick-out" to the right.  How do I make the tables align vertically?

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Question by:IT79637
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the only way to get multiple tables to line up horizontally is to place them into their own <td>'s within a main table.  Tables cannot naturally line up horizontally so if you simply place multiple tables one right after another they will line up horizontally.  

Posting your code will allow for better troubleshooting.
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by:Hube02
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Another reason that they may line up horizontally is if you have them floating on the left (or the right). This can be done in HTML with:

<table align="left">

or in CSS with:

table {
  float: left;
}

Again, if you post your code someone will be able to diagnose your specific issue.
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by:scrathcyboy
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It you are declaring separate tables, as I always do in most of my sites, there are 2 ways to align them --

1.  you can put a master table around everything in the page, and under the one TD, put all your subtables -- this is already mentioned above.  I have found that is not the most flexible way to do things. so I do this --

2.  Just set the parameters the same for each table in sequence --

<TABLE width="780">
<TR>
<TD width= "10">  </TD>
<TD width="550" >  </TD>                           <-- this if for your text
<TD width="200">  </TD>                            <-- this is for an image
<TD width="10">  </TD>
</TR>
</TABLE

 Now just put all tables with the same parameters down the page, and they will all line up, assuming you do not have images that are too big in one table versus the other.

If you are trying to go with a PERCENT size layout for your screen, you will find this will NEVER work.

If you must have everything resize to the browser size, then go with TABLE-LESS layout and use DIVs as they work better for scalable width than do tables/
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by:IT79637
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All answers had valuable information.  I finally went with defining a table with a "master" table with one row and column and dumped my tables inside the "master" table.  It's ugly, but expedient.
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