Word 2000: Align Buttons

Lesson 11: Align Buttons



By the end of this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Use alignment buttons to align text

Formatting text

Formatting your writing helps convey your message. Word allows you to format text two ways:

  • Manually: Formatting text manually allows for a great degree of creativity and control.
  • Style template: This gives documents a more consistent look and feel.

Check it outIn this lesson, you will learn how to align text using the alignment buttons on the Formatting toolbar.

To align text using the alignment buttons:

  • Select or click anywhere inside the paragraph you want to align.
  • Click the align left, center, align right, or justify button on the Formatting toolbar.

Formatting buttons

Left-align text: Word's default lines up objects to the left with a ragged right edge.

Left aligned text.

Center text: This centers selected text, numbers, and inline objects.

Centered text

Right-align text: Selected text, numbers, and inline objects are aligned to the right with a ragged left edge.

Right aligned text

Justify text: This aligns selected text, numbers, and inline objects to both the left and right margin indents, and gives text a straight edge margin on both the right and left sides.

Justified text

Did you know?

Important pointMost of the time, you will left-align your text because left-aligned text is easiest to read. However, you may want to center your text when titling your document.