In this post, we will show you how to align Text vertically in Microsoft Word. Most people tend to align their text in Microsoft Word via the horizontal method. This is where the text is positioned evenly between the side of the page and the margins. However, there are times when users might want to align vertically. This is when the text is aligned evenly between the lower margins of the page and the upper margin.
In most cases, you won’t see a difference in the text alignment unless the Microsoft Word page is already populated with similar alignments.
For those who want to see real differences, we suggest turning n the horizontal text option just before inputting the relevant text in the document.
How to align Text vertically in Microsoft Word
If you want to align Text vertically in Microsoft Word, then please follow the steps below:
- Open your Word document.
- Next click on the Layout section at the top.
- From the Page Setup category, click on the arrow at the bottom-right of the area.
- This will load a small Page Setup window.
- You will see that the window contains several options to play around with, but we only need to use a few of them.
From the Page Setup window, you look for the vertical alignment section and choose one of the options from the list.
- To do this, click on the Layout tab via the Page Setup window.
- After that, look for vertical alignment from under the Page category.
- Click on the dropdown menu to reveal a list of vertical alignment options.
- Select the one that makes sense to your needs.
You will see now that your text is aligned accordingly to the selected option via the Page Setup settings.
In some situations, you may want to align a specific text rather than the entire document, so how do we get this done, then?
- First, you must select the body of text you want to be aligned.
- Go to the Page Setup window by clicking Layout, then click on the arrow at the bottom-right via Page.
- Right away the Page Setup window will appear.
- Choose the Layout tab, then from there, look to the Page category.
- Next, you must click on the dropdown menu next to Vertical Alignment.
- Select the alignment that best suits your needs.
Hit the OK button when you’re done, and right away the changes should be visible.
Why is my Microsoft Word typing vertically?
The reason why the text is being typed vertically in Microsoft Word could boil down to the fact that the text direction was changed prior. If it is a table, then please select the text from within, and then click on the Layout tab. From the alignment group, please select Text Direction until the text has moved to the desired direction.
What are the four types of vertical alignment?
For those who weren’t aware, there are four types of vertical alignment, and they are top aligned, bottom aligned, Justified, and centered alignment. Each can be accessed with ease from within Microsoft Word, so there is nothing to worry about.