How to Bottom Align in Microsoft Word for Office 365

New documents that you create in Microsoft Word will align your content to the top of the page by default.

This means that when you start typing, the text will appear on the top-most line in the document. This is a very common requirement for most documents, and many people find this to be the setting that they need.

But you may occasionally encounter a situation where you need your text to align to the bottom of the page. This means that your typing will appear on the bottom-most line in the document, then will move up a line as you add more text.

Our guide below will show you how to switch to bottom align in Microsoft Word by changing the vertical alignment setting found on the Page Setup menu.

How to Align to the Bottom of the Page in Microsoft Word

The steps in this article were performed in Microsoft Word for Office 365, but will work in most other recent versions of Microsoft Word as well.

Step 1: Open the document in Word.

Step 2: Select the Layout tab at the top of the window.

choose the Layout tab

Step 3: Click the small Page Setup button at the bottom-right of the Page Setup section of the ribbon.

click the Page Setup button

Step 4: Choose the Layout tab at the top of the window.

choose the Layout tab

Step 5: Click the Vertical alignment dropdown menu and choose the Bottom option.

how to bottom align in Microsoft Word

Step 6: Click OK to apply the change.

click the OK button

Now you should see that your document content is aligned at the bottom of the page instead of the top.

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