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How do you center captions?

  1. In my latest post I've found that the centered pictures that I've captioned have turned out not how I want them to look. I want the outer box, the one containing the caption, to be tight around the centered picture. Instead, the outer box stretches across the whole screen, and I can't figure out how to fix that. Help?
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  2. Hi there,

    I've gone in and edited your post's HTML to fix this display issue for you. It looked like the caption tags were causing the border to stretch across the whole screen, as you noted.

    Would you mind letting me know the process you used to insert these images into your post? This should help us give you some guidance as to how to avoid this problem in the future. Thanks!

  3. Thank you very much!

    I uploaded the pictures after I'd finished writing up the post and then one by one inserted them into the post, writing a caption in the "caption" box first. Then I highlighted each picture along with its caption and clicked the center button.

    I'd appreciate it if you could let me know what I did wrong or, if you can't figure that out, what you edited in the HTML so that I could fix it myself if there is a repeat. Thank you again!

  4. Rather than centering the pictures in that fashion, click on just one image. You'll see two icons, once looks like a generic image illustration, the other looks like a delete button.

    Click the generic image illustration button to edit the image, choose center alignment, and save.

    Then, just repeat the process for each image.

    This technique is specifically designed for images and captions. What you did earlier was just designed to center text, so images and caption can produce some rather odd results.

  5. That makes sense. I've used that method now and have had no problems with it.

    Thank you for your help!

  6. You're welcome!

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