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Center a dropdown menu line in css

Posted on 2011-03-11
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No matter what I try I can't get this display menu line to center.  It also wraps even when I use white-space:nowrap.  How can I resolve these problems:

http://insurance.illinois.gov/2011_NewHeader/menu.html
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Question by:smitty62
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by:SSupreme
ID: 35112769
Try this css instead:
#topNavBar {
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #0000FF;
    font-weight: bold;
    margin: 0 auto;
    width: 775px;
}
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by:phd1974
ID: 35112784
You can try one of two things:

1.) use the align attribute in your div tag

2.) Place your menu within a table that spans 100% of the page, then center align the menu in a TD tag.
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by:smitty62
ID: 35112805
I tried text-align, and that didn't work.  I prefer to keep exclusively CSS with no tables.  Is there another align attribute I should try, and if so where in the style sheet should I put it?
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SSupreme earned 2000 total points
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Try this css, which will align links to centre of blue line:
#nav {
    line-height: 1.5em;
    list-style-position: outside;
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0 auto;
    padding: 0;
    position: relative;
    width: 780px;
}
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