3.4.6 Alignment of Text

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Alignment is a way of organizing the text. It refers to the position of the text relative to the margins. Word enables you to left-align, right-align, centre-align and justify the text in your document in order to enhance it. Certain lines, like the main heading, might need to be center aligned; subheadings might need to be aligned left. You can do this by using the four formatting toolbar buttons as displayed in the figure below; word’s default alignment is left alignment. It is a good policy not be use space to center your text. Type the text at left margin and press the Center button to center your text.

Right-Aligned Text:

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Text is said to be right-aligned with the right margin of the page. This is the default mode of alignment. To left-align a paragraph, position the cursor on any line within the paragraph and click on the Align Right button on the Formatting toolbar

Left-aligned Text:

Text is said to be left-aligned if it is aligned with the margin of page. This is the default mode of alignment. To left-align a paragraph, posit ion the cursor on any line with the paragraph, and click on the Align Left button on the formatting toolbar as displayed in the figure of Aligning Text paragraph.

Centered Text:

The center option is normally used to center the heading and text; to center a line of text position the cursor on the line and click on the Center button on the formatting toolbar

Justified Text:

This feature aligns a paragraph with both the left and the right margins. Inter-word spacing is adjusted such that each line of text begins at the left margin and ends at the right margin. To justify a line of text, position the cursor on the line and clic k on the justify button on the formatting toolbar. Figure below illustrates different alignments.