Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
To Center a Paragraph
The headline in the fl yer currently is left-aligned (Figure 1–35). You want the headline to be centered , that is,
positioned horizontally between the left and right margins on the page. Thus, you will center the paragraph
containing the headline. Recall that Word considers a single short line of text, such as the three-word headline, a paragraph.
The following steps center a paragraph.
1
Click somewhere in
the paragraph to
be centered (in this
case, the headline) to
position the insertion
point in the
paragraph to be formatted
(Figure 1–35).
Align Text Left
button currently
selected
insertion point
in paragraph to
be centered
headline
currently
left-aligned
Figure 1–35
2
Home tab
Click the Center
button on the Home
tab to center the
headline (Figure 1–36).
Center
button
selected
What if I want to
return the paragraph
to left-aligned?
Click the Align Text
Left button on the
Home tab.
paragraph containing
headline centered
horizontally on page
insertion point
Figure 1–36
Other Ways
1. Right-click paragraph, click
Center button on Mini
toolbar
2. Right-click paragraph, click
Paragraph on shortcut
menu, click Indents and
Spacing tab, click Alignment
box arrow, click Centered,
click OK button
3. Click Paragraph Dialog Box
Launcher, click Indents and
Spacing tab, click Alignment
box arrow, click Centered,
click OK button
4. Press CTRL + E
Formatting Single Versus Multiple Paragraphs
and Characters
As shown in the previous pages, to format a single paragraph, simply move the
insertion point in the paragraph and then format the paragraph. Likewise, to format a
single word, position the insertion point in the word and then format the word.
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