A table is handled as a single object in a paragraph that is not allowed to contain any other objects. The formatting of the table itself is handled by the table properties but the position and alignment of the table on the page are controlled by the paragraph properties of the paragraph containing the table.
This means that to indent a table you need to adjust the indent settings of the paragraph containing the table. This can be done either with a style or by adjusting the paragraph formatting manually.
To indent a table's paragraph you first need to place the cursor between the table and its paragraph mark. Doing this can be a little tricky until you get the hang of it. To make it easier it is better to turn on paragraph marks display in the editor with the tool in . Then just click directly between the paragraph mark and the end of the table.
Alternatively, you can just place the cursor at the end of the last cell in the table and then press the right arrow cursor key on your keyboard once, or place the cursor at the beginning of the next paragraph after the table and press the left arrow cursor key once. Both these operations will also position the cursor between the table and its paragraph mark.
First position the cursor between the table and its paragraph marker (see above), then adjust the indent settings with a style or manual formatting:
•To adjust the settings with a style:
Create a style (see Text Formatting and Styles) with the necessary indent settings, then position the cursor and apply the style by selecting it in the style selector (or by pressing the style's keyboard shortcut if you have defined one).
•To adjust the settings manually:
Position the cursor and then use the paragraph formatting tools to adjust the paragraph settings.
Selecting and formatting cells and tables
Text/paragraph styles in tables