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CHANGING THE ALIGNMENT OF YOUR TEXT

As well as changing the typeface of text you can change the way it is lined up on the page, you may want to centre a heading for example.  Some examples of different text alignments are shown below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This text is left-aligned. This text is left-aligned. This text is left-aligned.

 

 

 

This text is centred. This text is centred. This text is centred. This text is centred.

 

 

 

This text is right-aligned. This text is right aligned. This text is right-aligned.

 

 


This text is justified. This text is justified. This text is justified.

 

 

 

 

 

Justification gives your text Justification gives your text nice straight edges on both sides but may give you rather large gaps between the words to achieve this.

To change the alignment of your text, first highlight all the text you want to align. If your cursor is in a paragraph the new alignment will be applied to the whole paragraph if you have not highlighted any text. If you continue typing after changing the text alignment the new text will be aligned according to the changes you have made, if you want to change to another alignment you will have to apply a different one further down the document.  When you have highlighted your text you can either use the alignment icons on the toolbar at the top of the screen or click on the Format drop-down menu and choose Paragraph. The easiest way is to use the icons and they are shown below:

Left align

Centre

Right align

Justify

 

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