Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Keyboard shortcuts for Center and Right and Left Justify

This is really simple, but it is amazing how few regular Word users actually know this!

If you want to centre, or right or left justify your text, chances are you will reach over to your mouse and head for these icons at the top, right?


Well, this is a very laborious way of doing it - why use the mouse at all, just learn the shortcuts!

CTRL+E to CENTRE JUSTIFY
CTRL+L to LEFT JUSTIFY
CTRL+R to RIGHT JUSTIFY

The first one isn't maybe so logical, but you will soon learn it. The second two are easy to remember. The only strange thing is that because L is to the RIGHT of R on a QWERTY keyboard, and if you're like me, you will sometimes confuse the two! But then I can never remember which is left and which is right when I am crossing the road, so that is hardly a good indicator...

5 comments:

Zen Wizard said...

Thanks.

keith.b said...

I accidentally centre justified some text, but could'nt figure out which keys' I'd hit by mistake!

I've always wanted to do quick left/right justifications, and couldn't find the shortcut in Word Help, so this is 'just what the doctor ordered'!

Thanks

Anonymous said...

good help!

paperquilter said...

Now, how did you ever find this out? I certainly couldn't find it in Word help! Thanks. Oh, and Cntrl+E for center? Think E for Equal, as in equal margins

Anonymous said...

thanks!!!!!!!!

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