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Chapter 3. TEXT > Setting Alignment and Indents

Setting Alignment and Indents

In addition to the common alignment controls found in page layout or word processing, InDesign offers some new controls for setting alignment.

To set paragraph alignment:

1.
Select the paragraphs.

2.
Click one of the seven Alignment buttons to set the alignment as follows:

Figure 3.33. The Alignment buttons.


Flush Left sets the text to align at the left margin.

Figure 3.34. Examples of the seven alignment settings.


Centered sets the text to align at the center of the paragraph.

Flush Right sets the text to align at the right margin.

Justified Last Left sets the text to align at both the left and right margins, but aligns the last line flush left.

Justified Last Centered sets the text to align at both the left and right margins, but centers the last line.

Justified Last Right sets the text to align at both the left and right margins, but aligns the last line flush right.

Justified All sets all the text to align at both the left and right margins.


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