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One of the fundamental typographic specifications for laying out paragraphs is determining how they will appear in relation to the left and right margins. Word refers to this specification as alignment. There are four types of paragraph alignment you can set within Word:
You can change the alignment of any paragraph by using the appropriate tools on the Home tab of the ribbon, on the Formatting toolbar, or by displaying the Paragraph dialog box.
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