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Change the look of paragraphs

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In both Word and PowerPoint, you have a lot of options when it comes to how you want your paragraphs to look.

Change paragraph alignment

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to change.

  2. To center them, select Home > Center Button image .

  3. To align them along the right margin, select Home > Align Right Button image .

  4. To align along both margins, select Home > Justify Button image .

Change paragraph spacing

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to change.

  2. Select Home > Line and Paragraph Spacing.

    The Line and Paragraph Spacing options are shown on the Home tab.

  3. Choose an option.

Add bullets or numbering

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to change.

  2. Select Home > Bullets or Numbering.

Change paragraph indents

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to change.

  2. Select Home > Increase Indent or Decrease Indent

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In both Word and PowerPoint, you have a lot of options when it comes to how you want your paragraphs to look. 

For instance, you can change how your paragraphs are aligned, how far they’re indented, and how much space there is between them. 

To begin, select the paragraphs you want to change and on the Home tab, select the option you want in the Paragraph group. 

By default, most text is aligned along the left margin, but you can center it, align it along the right margin, or justify it so it’s aligned along both margins. 

Select the Line and Paragraph Spacing button to change how much space there is between lines or how much space there is before or after paragraphs. 

You can also add Bullets or Numbering

To indent your paragraphs, select the Increase Indent button or select the Decrease Indent button to move it back. 

No matter how you want your paragraphs to look, everything you need is right here, in the Paragraph group. 

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