Everyone loves keyboard shortcuts, so here are a few to help you align your text. These shortcuts will work on the paragraph where you’ve placed your cursor or paragraphs that you’ve selected. If you want to select the entire document, press Ctrl + A .

Left Align Text – Ctrl + L

Works in: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Right Align Text – Ctrl + R

Works in: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Center Align Text – Ctrl + E

Works in: Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

Justify Text – Ctrl + J

Works in: Word

A few more shortcuts specifically for Word:

  • Ctrl + M – left indent an entire paragraph
  • Ctrl + Shift + M - reduces left indent of a paragraph
  • Ctrl + T – create a hanging indent
  • Ctrl + Shift + T - reduces hanging indent
  • Ctrl + Q - removes paragraph formatting