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Text alignment is a paragraph formatting attribute that determines the appearance of the text in a whole paragraph. For example, in a paragraph that is left-aligned (the most common alignment), text is aligned with the left margin. In a paragraph that is justified, text is aligned with both margins.

Text alignment buttons

Text alignment buttons JPN

Align text left

Center text

 Align text right

 Justify text

Callout 5  Distribute text

Align text left, center, or right

  1. Click anywhere in the paragraph that you want to align.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, do one of the following:



Align text left

Align Text Left  Align text left button

Center text

Center Text  Align center button

Align text right

Align Text Right  Align text right

Justify text

When you justify text, space is added between words so that both edges of each line are aligned with both margins. The last line in the paragraph is aligned left.

  1. Click anywhere in the paragraph that you want to justify.

  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Justify Text  Justify text button.

See also

Adjust indents and spacing

Align objects

Align text or adjust the margins within a text box

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