By default, a table or text box will be created without any margin; this means that it will appear right next to surrounding text, as in the following example:
 

 
Here is a text box without any margin. Note how the text to the right of the box is placed right next to the box, with no space between.
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To leave a space around the table or text box, you need to alter the style of the table or text box. Right-click somewhere within the table or text box, and select Table properties. Now select the Advanced tab. You now need to insert a specification for the margin in the input box labelled Style (N.B. it is likely there will already be some content in the Style box, in which case you need to add the margin specifications at the end, making sure it is separated by a semi-colon).

There are several specifications that can be set separately: margin-top, margin-bottom, margin-left and margin-right, with obvious meanings. An example of a valid specification is "margin-right:10px; margin-bottom:5px;". So if Style was already set to "width: 50%;", it should now read "width: 50%;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom:5px;".

You can also use a single margin declaration with between one and four numbers. The meanings are illustrated in the following examples:

 
margin:10px A 10 pixel margin all round (top, bottom, left and right)
margin:5px 15px Specifies one value for top & bottom margins (5 pixels here), and another value for left & right (15 pixels here)
margin:0px 5px 15px The first and last values are for the top and bottom margins (zero and 15 pixels here), but the same left & right margin (5 pixels)
margin:0px 10px 5px 20px Specifies each margin separately, in the order top (zero here), right (10 pixels), bottom (5 pixels) and left (20 pixels)

 

We suggest a margin of between 5 and 15 pixels for a reasonably clean look. The following example has a 15px margin to the right of the text box, and a 5px margin below.

 

 
Here is a text box with a margin at the right. Note how the text to the right is now separated from the box, giving the page a cleaner look.
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