Center the text on a page

You can center the text between the side margins and between the top and bottom margins on a page.

Centering the text horizontally and vertically on a page is most often used to create a cover page for a document. In Microsoft Office Word 2007, you can choose from a gallery of predesigned cover pages, or you can create a cover page manually by centering the text on the page. If you create a cover page manually, you center the text between the side margins and between the top and bottom margins.

What do you want to do?


Center the text between the side margins

  1. Select the text that you want to center between the left and right margins.
  2. On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click Center.

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Center the text between the top and bottom margins

  1. Select the text that you want to center between the top and bottom margins.
  2. On the Page Layout tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher, and then click the Layout tab.

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  1. In the Vertical alignment box, click Center.
  2. In the Apply to box, click Selected text, and then click OK.

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Applies to:
Word 2007