Left align

Updated: 12/30/2021 by Computer Hope
Examples of left alignment.

Left align, left alignment, or left justify is text, pictures, tables, graphics, or page formatting that aligns text along the left side (margin) of a document, page, or containing element. This text has a ragged right edge because it is left-aligned instead of being right aligned.

In the United States and other English speaking countries, all text editors and word processors are set to be left-aligned because they read left to right. Other languages that type and read right to left have right-aligned text.


The above two paragraphs are left aligned inside the text container and are an example of left alignment. If you're viewing this page on a big screen, there may be a lot of extra white space before the text. Even with the white space the text is still left aligned.

Alignment, Flush left, Justify, Right align, Typography terms, Word processor terms