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.

You cal also check out our tutorial on how to center text in Word for a few different ways to accomplish that.

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

Now that you know how to right align a paragraph in Word 2013, you can use this option in the future when you need some of your document content to be aligned in a different manner.

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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