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Posted on 2011-03-02
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I have a div purposed set to higher height of 24 px. I want the text inside to be centered.

.center-text {
   vertical-align:middle;
}

did not work. how to do this correctly?
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Question by:bhomass
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by:for_yan
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Can't you use it simply like that:

<div align="center">
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by:for_yan
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If you are talking about vertical aligm=nment, check this:

http://phrogz.net/css/vertical-align/index.html
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by:for_yan
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go to the bottom part of the link I posated above for practical recommendation
on how to allign vertically
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by:bhomass
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for yan:

works in Firefox, but not IE.
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by:for_yan
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The example they have on their page seems to be working in my IE 6.0

Maybe you could post your example.
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this one shows cehterd in my IE
vertically-centered.html
vert-centered.JPG
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by:bhomass
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one problem, if I add float:left to the div, then center text fails

  <style type="text/css">
  .vtext {
      height:80px;
      vertical-align:middle;
      display:table-cell;
      border-width:1px;
      border-style:solid;
      border-color:1;
      float:left;
}
  </style>

any way to leave float in there and still center text?
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by:rawinnlnx9
ID: 35023933
So this depends on what other elements are wrapped around you <div> if you <div> exists by itself then yes this is trivial. Also does your DIV have any CSS classes associated with it? There's a lot that can influence this. Such as the style="float: right/left/center;" and other things. Post your code without it we are just shooting in the wind.

Ah look, I found it: the code I have below worked better for me that is if I understood you properly. I took out some stuff that was just noise in the form of CSS with no purpose.

<body>
<style type="text/css">
#myoutercontainer 
  { 
     text-align: center;
     align: center;
   }
#myinnercontainer 
{ 
  height:10em; 
  margin-top: -5em;
  text-align: center;
  align: center;
}
</style>
...
<div id="myoutercontainer" width="100%">
	<div id="myinnercontainer" width="100%">
		<p>Hey look! I'm vertically centered!</p>
		<p>How sweet is this?!</p>
	</div>
</div>
</body>

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by:bhomass
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align is not a legal css attribute, AFAIK.
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by:Sathish David Kumar N
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Is the div coming under table ?
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by:bhomass
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no
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by:seanyc111
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try using:
<center>
whatever you want here
</center>
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by:bhomass
ID: 35029598
<center> is for horizontal centering, not vertical.
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by:for_yan
ID: 35029621
But you already have example which is working,
What is the issue?
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by:bhomass
ID: 35050014
I finally tried out example by rawinnlnx9: and it does not work. only "how sweet is this?!" shows up and has top chopped off.

code for for_yan: works.
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by:bhomass
ID: 35050022
working for FF and IE
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by:bhomass
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ignore last comment. it was an error.

the one above it which indicates the problem is the actual last intended post.
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