Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Aligning a Paragraph in a Macro.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated May 17, 2014)
Word allows a rich set of formatting attributes for text in a document. You can control the alignment of a paragraph by using the following VBA statement:
Selection.Paragraphs.Alignment = position
where position is one of the constants shown in the following table:
|wdAlignParagraphLeft||Formats the current paragraph as left justified|
|wdAlignParagraphCenter||Formats the current paragraph as centered|
|wdAlignParagraphRight||Formats the current paragraph as right justified|
|wdAlignParagraphJustify||Formats the current paragraph so it expands to the left and right margins|
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (13112) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Aligning a Paragraph in a Macro.
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