How to Center Horizontally in Word for Office 365

While much of the content that you add to a page in a document is going to be left aligned by default, you might need to know how to center horizontally in Word if you need to create a title page.

Many documents that we create are done for school or our work, and those institutions usually have their own specific formatting rules that they want us to use.

If you need to have a title page, then it’s very likely that the title will need to be placed in the middle of the page, horizontally. Our guide below will show you how to achieve this formatting.

How to Center Text on the Page in Word Documents

  1. Open your document.
  2. Select the text to center.
  3. Choose the Home tab.
  4. Click the Center button.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to center horizontally in Word documents, including pictures of these steps.

When you type new text into a document in Microsoft Word, that content will start at the left side of the page. This is called left alignment, and it’s the default setting for the application.

But you may be creating a document that needs to be center-aligned, where the first character appears at the center of the page, then expands towards the margins as you continue to type. Our guide below will show you how to select the content that you wish to center-align and apply that setting to it.

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How to Apply Center Alignment to Existing Content in Microsoft Word (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application. This guide assumes that you have content in your document that you wish to center align. If you are working with a blank document, you can skip the part below about selecting the content first.

Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Select the text in the document that you wish to center-align.

If you wish to select the entire document, click somewhere inside the document then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard.

select the text to center align

Step 3: Click the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the Home tab at the top of the window

Step 4: Click the Center button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon.

how to center align text in Microsoft Word

Your content should then look something like the image below.

example of centered text in Microsoft Word

Now that you know how to center horizontally in Word you will be able to use this formatting for all kinds of documents, like title pages, newsletters, flyers, and more.

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