How to Right Align a Paragraph in Word 2013

When you are using the default settings in Word 2013, your paragraphs will be left-aligned by default. This means that the left side of each row is evenly positioned along the left margin. But you might encounter situations where this left-alignment is not wanted, and you would prefer to right-align your paragraphs instead. Fortunately this option is available in Word 2013, and can be applied through several short steps.

Our tutorial below will show you how to select a paragraph and change the settings so that the paragraph is using right alignment instead.

 

Changing Paragraph Alignment in Word 2013

The steps in this guide are specifically focused on right-aligning a paragraph in Word 2013, but you can easily use these instructions to left-align or center a paragraph instead. Simply select the appropriate alignment choice when we arrive at that step in the process.

Step 1: Open the document containing the paragraph that you wish to align.

 

Step 2: Select at least one line in the paragraph that you wish to right-align. if you want to right-align the entire document, then you can click anywhere inside the document, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard.

select a line in the paragraph

 

 

Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the home tab

 

 

Step 4: Click the Align Right button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon. If you would prefer a different type of paragraph alignment, you can select either the Align Left, Center, or Justify option instead.

click the align right button

 

 

Is there so much formatting that you need to remove from a Word document that you would rather just start over from scratch? Learn how to clear formatting from an entire document and save yourself some frustration.

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