How to center text horizontally and vertically within box element? [duplicate]

Tags: html,css

Problem :

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Using HTML/CSS I want to create button-like link:

    border: 2px solid #808080;
    -webkit-box-align: center;
    -moz-box-align: center;
    box-align: center;
    display: -webkit-box;
    display: -moz-box;
    display: box;
    height: 50px;
    margin-bottom: 5px;
    padding: 2px;
    text-align: center;
    text-decoration: none;
    width: 200px;

This works fine with one exception: The text within the button box is not centered horizontally (only vertically).

How can I center the text within the box?
And: is my approach to create a button-like link correct, or can I achive that easier?

Solution :

Try this instead:

    border: 2px solid #808080;
    display: inline-block;
    height: 54px;            /* height & line-height values match */
    line-height: 54px;       /* causing vertical centering (for one-line string) */
    margin-bottom: 5px;
    width: 204px;
    text-align: center;      /* centers horizontally */
    text-decoration: none;

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