Super easy — here’s how you do left-justify, right-justify, center, and full-justify in Microsoft Word (either with your mouse or your keyboard).
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Using the Formatting Toolbar
You can control justification/alignment of a paragraph by clicking on the following buttons on the Formatting Toolbar.
Left-Justify — leaves a ragged right edge to the paragraph (like a typewriter would).
Center — centers the text on each line.
Full-Justify — gives paragraphs an even left and right margin by proportionally spacing the text.
Right-Justify — aligns the text even with the right-hand margin.
If you need to do more extensive paragraph formatting (indentions, etc.), you can also adjust the justification/alignment within the Format, Paragraph menu while you’re there:
Using the keyboard
Assuming you have not re-assigned any of Word’s delivered hot-keys (a.k.a. shortcut keys), you can use the following key combinations to control justification/alignment:
- Left-justify – CNTRL-L
- Right-justify – CNTRL-R
- Center-justify – CNTRL-E
- Full-justify – CNTRL-J