Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Formatting Paragraphs and Characters
To Center a Paragraph
The headline in the l yer currently is left-aligned (Figure 1–12). You want the headline to be centered , that
is, positioned horizontally between the left and right margins on the page. Recall that Word considers a single short
line of text, such as the two-word headline, a paragraph. Thus, you will center the paragraph containing the headline.
The following steps center a paragraph.
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Document1 to new i le
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1
default font
size is 11 point
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 1–12).
default font
for body text
is Calibri
Align Text Left
button currently
selected
insertion point
in paragraph
to be centered
headline
currently
left-aligned
Figure 1–12
2
Home tab
Center
button
selected
Click the Center button (Home tab |
Paragraph group) to center the
paragraph containing the insertion
point (Figure 1–13).
What if I want to return the
paragraph to left-aligned?
You would click the Center button
again or click the Align Text Left
button (Home tab | Paragraph
group).
Paragraph group
insertion point
paragraph containing
headline centered
horizontally on page
Figure 1–13
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
(Paragraph dialog box), click
Alignment box arrow, click
Centered, click OK button
3. Click Paragraph Dialog Box
Launcher (Home tab or
Page Layout tab | Paragraph
group), click Indents and
Spacing tab (Paragraph
dialog box), click Alignment
box arrow, click Centered,
click OK button
4. Press CTRL + E
To Center Another Paragraph
File Type
Depending on your
Windows settings, the i le
type .docx may be displayed
on the title bar immediately
to the right of the i le name
after you save the i le. The
i le type .docx is a Word
2010 document.
In the l yer, the signature line is to be centered to match the paragraph alignment of
the headline. The following steps center the signature line.
1
Click somewhere in the paragraph to be centered (in this case, the signature line) to
position the insertion point in the paragraph to be formatted.
2
Click the Center button (Home tab | Paragraph group) to center the paragraph containing
the insertion point (shown in Figure 1–14).
 
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