I have a table in a CS5 file in which the top row contains the names of the columns. I have rotated this text to 270° and want it to align centrally over the text in the column below (which is centre aligned). Vertical align is set to Centre. Paragraph alignment is Left as I want the text to sit at the bottom of the row.
When columns are quite narrow this works OK but in wider columns it does not work; the text is always left of centre. Why is this not working as it should? As a matter of interest, I have been working with some CS3 files where the alignment is fine. When I open them in CS5, though, as soon as I make any changes the alignment goes wrong.
Your table cell is wider than high? Then this is a known bug. It works fine as long as the table cell's height is bigger than its width. If it's wider, than it will align within a "virtual square" (which sides equal the height of the table cell). So if your table cell is 10 mm high and 20 mm wide, than 270°-text will align in a 10x10mm sqare. You may "correct" this behaviour by adding a 5 mm distance to the left and right borders of the table cell.
Thank you, that explains it. You are quite right, the cells are wider than
high. I had figured out that workaround but wanted to make it work properly.
Seems like it's about time that bug got fixed!