html e-mail template with tables not keeping a fixed width

Greetings,

I have a simple html file that I am trying to use as an e-mail template.

However when I use it as an e-mail it doesn't retain the fixed width that I have set.

It seems to put a large buffer between a picture and some text in the table cell next to it. And the width of the whole table isn't fixed properly.

When I browse to the html file it looks proper.  I have tried sending it as an html e-mail from ms word / outlook and also through the mail chimp system.

First I thought it must be a factor of using word/outlook.  But when I imported the page into mail chimp it looks ok in the preview but then when I recieve the message in outlook I have lost the fixed width of the page.

Basically I'd like to know the trick to creating a fixed width html document that stays fixed width when it is mailed.

Thanks very much.

Sky

Schuyler KuhlAsked:
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Schuyler KuhlConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
I switched to MailChimp.com and my normal html templates work properly now.

Thank you.
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
I found that if I nested tables the interior tables would keep the width fixed.

I was never able to make the primary table work to set the fixed width of the message.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
We would need to see your code to help you.
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SHOABCommented:
HI,

use this type to table

<table width="200" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
<tr>
<td>&nbsp;</td>
</tr>
</table>

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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
Yeah thanks.  I know how to define the width of a table.  It is just that it wasn't staying to those dimensions.

Thank you.
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Schuyler KuhlAuthor Commented:
This is what I did to resolve the issue.  The other suggestions were not relevant.
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