Align to the left Align to the left This is the paragraph alignment that is used by default. It places the left end of each paragraph line to the left page margin or indent. As a result, the left edge is straight while the right edge is ragged. Right Alignment This places the right end of each paragraph line at the right page margin or right indent. As a result, the right edge is straight while the left edge is ragged.
Each new line of the document is started on the page's right margin. Left alignment: This is the default alignment in most word processing applications, and it begins each line on the far left edge. Center alignment places and begins each new line or text block in the page's center or middle margin. Right alignment: This type of alignment starts each new line or text block on the far right edge of the page.
The text or page formatting "left align," "left alignment," or "justify" aligns content down the left side of a page or contained element. Because it is left-aligned rather than right-aligned, this text has a ragged right edge. The "align center" option centers both the text and the elements within which it is contained.
Alignment determines how text is lined up against the page's side edges (margins). Left-aligned text is jagged on the right and lined up with the left margin. Place your cursor in the text and hit Control + L. This is the default alignment option. To change the alignment of a section of text, select it and choose from the menu which appears or click the Align Selected Text button on the Toolbar.
The two main alignment options are Left and Center. If you don't want to mess with margins, go with center. It's better for readability too! Left-aligned text has a wider space between lines than center-aligned text; this makes it easier to read large blocks of text.
Right-aligned text looks good when you want to draw attention to something within the text (for example, a link). It's not recommended to use right alignment if there's room on the page for more text because it can make it harder to read.
Below is an image showing the three types of alignment: left, center, and right.
Text or page formatting that aligns text down the right side of a page or contained element is known as right align, right align, or right justify. The default setting for most fonts is to left-align text, so it's necessary to use a special command to force text to appear on one line but still be aligned with the right margin.
Right-justified text can be difficult to read because the right-hand margin contains no information about the actual text. For this reason, right-justified text is usually left-aligned. However, there are times when you may want to display some text right-justified; for example, if you are using space-saving measures such as single column pages, then all your narrative text will be right-justified.
The easiest way to right-align text is to use the ALT key while typing it. As you type the second word, the ALT key switches from left-to-right language mode to right-to-left language mode, causing the next word to be typed starting at the right hand margin.
For example, if you type "This is my article" and then press the ALT key, the result would be "This is my article".
In Word, the default alignment for paragraphs is left-aligned, which means that the left edge has flush margins while the right edge has irregular margins. If you insert a section break into a left-aligned paragraph, both sides of the paragraph will be left-justified.
To change the default alignment to right-aligned, click the Align button on the Home tab. Select Right from the drop-down list. Then, when you enter text and then exit it, the next piece of text will be right-justified.
Right-aligning multiple paragraphs makes them easier to read because each line of text takes up the same amount of space on the page.
Left-right aligning single lines of text creates an "attention getter" effect because it breaks up the monotony of reading text only from left to right. This is useful for texts that are printed in languages where words are often split across lines instead of flowing continuously from left to right. For example, Japanese characters cannot be left-aligned because there's no way to tell where one character ends and another begins.
Justified For example, in a left-aligned paragraph (the most frequent alignment), text is aligned with the left margin. Text in a justified paragraph is aligned with both margins... Text can be aligned to the left, center, or right.
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Written by Dan Gookin. Paragraph alignment in Word 2007 refers to how the left and right borders of a paragraph align on a page. A paragraph can be left-aligned, center-aligned, right-aligned, and justified. The paragraph formatting instructions are found on the Home tab of the Ribbon in the Paragraph group.
Left alignment puts both left and right margins on the same side of the page, with no space in between. This is the default setting for a new paragraph. Right alignment has only left and right margins, with any text flow into those margins. Left and right justification allows for some flexibility in the placement of text on the page. It provides space between words, phrases, or clauses as needed instead of forcing them to fit into uniform width columns.
Paragraph alignment is useful for making your documents look professional while keeping their content easy to read. If you write academic papers, reports, or books then you will need to format them in a way that satisfies readers' needs while maintaining the original intent of the author. Aligning paragraphs ensures that each one begins at the top of a page and that they do not run onto another line. This avoids confusing the reader by having an incomplete sentence or phrase on a different line than the rest of the paragraph.
When you create a new document, the first thing you should do is select the Paragraph tool from the Toolbox.