Justify

Updated: 11/10/2017 by Computer Hope
text alignment

Justify, justified, or full justified is text that is both left-aligned and right-aligned. For example, this paragraph of text is justified. As can be seen, there is no ragged edge on either the left or right side of the text. To make both sides of the text straight extra spacing is added in between each of the words.

Note

The last line of the paragraph is always left-aligned, as seen above.

Tip

The term "justify" is not a synonym for "align" or "alignment." These terms have different meanings. See the alignment definition for its meaning.

What is the keyboard shortcut for justify?

In Microsoft Word, you can use the Ctrl+J keyboard shortcut to justify any text.

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