Word > Word 2007 Foundation > Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Aligning Text

Paragraph text can be aligned to the left, right, centre or justified on a page. Justified alignment ensures the text touches both margins of the page preventing gaps appearing at the end of each line of a paragraph.

  1. Click inside the paragraph text you want to format.
  2. Click the Home tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Align Left, Center, Align Right or Justify button in the Paragraph group
  4. Alignment buttons

Text can also be aligned using the keyboard shortcuts listed in the table .

Ctrl + L


Ctrl + E


Ctrl + R


Ctrl + J


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