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Do you know how to set the vertical alignment of a Word document?

Friday, November 19th, 2004 by | Filed Under: MS Word
 
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Do you know how to set the vertical alignment of a Word document?

That is, you can tell Word whether to align the text at the top of the page, the bottom of the page, the center of the page or to justify the text on the page.

This one sure could come in handy if you’re trying to accommodate some weird spacing or simply are looking for the “finished” look (for full pages to go from top to bottom margins). It could save you a bit of pain from the headache of extra spacing, margin adjustments and the endless work created when you’re trying to “move” text and leave white space.

Interested?

Good—then let’s get to work.

To set the vertical alignment in Word simply go to the File menu, Page Setup choice.

When the Page Setup window opens go to the Layout tab.

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You’re looking for the Vertical alignment section on the bottom left of the tab.

Use the pull down menu to make your selection.

  • Top alignment is the default and will align all text starting at the top margin.
  • Bottom alignment will align all text on the page with the bottom margin.
  • Center alignment will align all text around the center of the page.
  • Justify will take full pages and add extra space between lines to ensure that the text fills from top margin to bottom margin. Partial pages of text will still align to the top.

When you’ve made your decision click OK.

Poof! Page aligned as needed with absolutely no pain.

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