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PowerShell Word 2007/2010/2013 Add a Caption to Table and Move Table 3 Tabs to Right

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I have created a test script the inserts a Word table and populates it with no issues.

There are two more things I would like to do:

Add a caption above the table that says "Table x Citrix Services"
Move the table to the right three tab stops.

I have attached a TXT version of my test script and sample Word doc.
tabletest.txt
EESample.docx
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Question by:Carl Webster
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by:GrahamSkan
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You might have difficult in finding a Powershell expert who also understands the Word object model.

Also, in Word, a tab stop is a property of a paragraph, and a table is not a part of a paragraph, though it can contain paragraphs, so three tab stops is not meaningful.

Try this as a Word VBA macro. If it works, I don't think it should be too difficult for a Powershell programmer to translate it.
Sub AddCaption()
    Dim tbl As Table
    Set tbl = ActiveDocument.Tables(1)
    CaptionLabels.Add Name:="Table x Citrix Services"
    With tbl
        .Range.InsertCaption Label:="Table x Citrix Services", TitleAutoText:="InsertCaption2", _
            Title:="", Position:=wdCaptionPositionAbove, ExcludeLabel:=0
        .Rows.HorizontalPosition = CentimetersToPoints(3)
    End With
End Sub

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A friend just figured it out for me:

$Table.Rows.SetLeftIndent(75,1)

“Use rows.setleftindent() to indent the table to your desired position. The first argument is the indent distance the second define the rulerstyle. "

He had me add it after my last ForEach loop and move the AutoFitBehaviour from where I had it to after the SetLeftIndent.

He originally had me use 200,1 but 75,1 made the table line up with the rest of my document text of three tab stops.

Works like a charm.

I decided I really didn't need a caption but that code is:

$Selection.InsertCaption(-2, " Citrix Services")

He said the -2 means the caption is for a table.

Thanks
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by:Carl Webster
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A friend figured it out for me and his solution works perfectly for my document I am creating.
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