Why is it impossible for me just to center an image? :'(

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  • #237501

    sophmagazine
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    It keeps aligning my image to the left side of my blog, even though I have the center tags going on and everything. Inserting the image and clicking the center tab is no good, either. Please help. Is this something weird about my blog style?

    #237657

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Can we have a link to your blog, please?

    What I do is insert the image and then I click on it and then click on the center format button (icon # 8 in the top row – see http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/15/what-do-all-the-icons-mean/)

    #237658

    sophmagazine
    Member

    okeedoke I see what I was doing wrong…I was looking at my draft on the HTML tab instead of the Visual one, which has all those handy little alignment buttons. ah well. http://sophmagazine.wordpress.com/

    #237659

    onemorecup
    Member

    Vivian,

    I understand your process precisely; however, doesn’t using a ‘center text’ tab icon actually block out everything else that would normally fit into that centered space.

    Example:

    Say I center an image that is 100x150px; Isn’t everything in that space ‘blocked off’ meaning no text or other images can go near that area?

    Thanks in advance,

    Thinking Blogger aka jon-paul

    #237837

    sophmagazine
    Member

    I wanted to use the centering (or align-right or whatever) tab on the HTML-view insert image window, because that lets the text go around the image. the alignment tabs on the Visual-view page centers the image on its own, as you said.

    I still don’t know why alignment doesn’t work on the HTML-view.

    #237840

    raincoaster
    Member

    There is no way in a WordPress.com blog to have a centered image with text on either side of it, short of getting really fancy with tables or making the text part of the image.

    #237841

    vivianpaige
    Member

    rain is right, as usual :) I rarely center images for that very reason. I tend to use left or right alignment. But sometimes, centering is effective.

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