How to position text in a div?

Tags: html,css,text,position

Problem :

I am a little confused about how to position text in a div. I want the text to be in the centre of the div height-wise, so I've tried changing the top padding and margin and also the position but nothing is working. This usually worked for me before so I don't know why it is not working now. Here is the code I have

<div class="foot">
    <div class="menu">English</div>
    <div class="menu">Maths</div>
    <div class="menu">Science</div>
    <div class="menu">SAM</div>
    <div class="menu">German</div>

and the CSS

.menu {
    width: 200px;
    display: inline;
    padding: 5px 7% 0% 7%;
    font-size: 20px;
    position: relative; 
.foot {
    width: 100%;
    height: 40px;
    position: fixed;
    bottom: 0px;
    background-color: #54a992;
    border-top: solid black 1px;
    text-align: center;
    opacity: 100%;
    z-index: 2;
    left: 0px;

Solution :

Vertical padding and margin doesn't work with inline display, For your purpose in my opinion inline-block display could be okay:

    margin-top: 25%;  /* Adjust it as you wish */
    width: 80px;
    display: inline-block;
    font-size: 15px;
    position: relative;


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