Text Formatting in Word Alignment

This topic in MS Word Training will familiarize you with Text Formatting in Word Alignment.

Again, this can be achieved in two ways. One method is to do the text formatting in word alignment while we are typing the phrase or paragraph that we wish to align. Second method is to do the formatting after we have finished typing the phrase or paragraph through text block.

In the first method, press the desired icon to activate the required alignment (as shown in the graphic below) before starting the phrase or paragraph and again press the same icon after completing the phrase or paragraph which requires such special alignment.

The second method is useful when you want to do Text Formatting in Word Alignment after the phrase or paragraph has already been typed. In this case, you will have to create a block of the phrase or paragraph and press the required alignment icon. You can refer to the topic Cut Copy Paste Delete in Word for creating a block of text.


In the Macromedia Flash graphics on the left, please hover your mouse on the different icons to understand the various alignment related icons. You will find these icons in Formatting Toolbar.


In the above Flash Graphic, click the Graphic once to Activate and then Hover your Mouse.


Given below are examples of paragraphs aligned left, center, right and justified.

Text Formatting in Word Alignment - Left

Delta, the second-busiest airline in the United States, canceled its Sunday flights at Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport and Newark-Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and T.F. Green International Airport outside Providence, Rhode Island. The airline also suspended Delta Shuttle operations between New York, Boston and Washington, spokeswoman Gina Laughlin said on Saturday night. She encouraged customers to change flights and check updated flight information on the company's Web site. The airline was offering only limited service at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and airports in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Hartford, Connecticut, she said. Text Formatting in Word Alignment is used to align the paragraph on the left.

Text Formatting in Word Alignment - Center

Delta, the second-busiest airline in the United States, canceled its Sunday flights at Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport and Newark-Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and T.F. Green International Airport outside Providence, Rhode Island. The airline also suspended Delta Shuttle operations between New York, Boston and Washington, spokeswoman Gina Laughlin said on Saturday night. She encouraged customers to change flights and check updated flight information on the company's Web site. The airline was offering only limited service at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and airports in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Hartford, Connecticut, she said. Text Formatting in Word Alignment is used to align the paragraph in the center.

Text Formatting in Word Alignment - Right

Delta, the second-busiest airline in the United States, canceled its Sunday flights at Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport and Newark-Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and T.F. Green International Airport outside Providence, Rhode Island. The airline also suspended Delta Shuttle operations between New York, Boston and Washington, spokeswoman Gina Laughlin said on Saturday night. She encouraged customers to change flights and check updated flight information on the company's Web site. The airline was offering only limited service at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and airports in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Hartford, Connecticut, she said. Text Formatting in Word Alignment is used to align the paragraph on the right.

Text Formatting in Word Alignment - Justified (on both sides)

Delta, the second-busiest airline in the United States, canceled its Sunday flights at Boston's Logan International Airport, New York's LaGuardia Airport and Newark-Liberty International Airport in New Jersey and T.F. Green International Airport outside Providence, Rhode Island. The airline also suspended Delta Shuttle operations between New York, Boston and Washington, spokeswoman Gina Laughlin said on Saturday night. She encouraged customers to change flights and check updated flight information on the company's Web site. The airline was offering only limited service at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport and airports in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and Hartford, Connecticut, she said. Text Formatting in Word Alignment is used to align the paragraph in a justified way.


Yippee... Now that you are through with Text Formatting and Alignment of Text, you now know the various text formatting commands in Microsoft Word Tutorial at the Basic Level.

I hope you can now perform Text Formatting in Word Alignment which is the last of these text formatting topics at the Basic Level.

Please let me know if you have any doubts or require any clarifications. And, I will get right back to you.

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