How to Right-Align Text MS Word Resume


The power of a resume depends largely on its visual presentation; you must organize its information neatly, clearly and appealingly. Using different alignments for different elements of the text can aid you in this goal. For example, you might left-align the name of your employer and the title of your job, then right-align the dates for which you held that job. This helps maximize your space and avoids cluttering all of the information together in a block. To right-align text in a resume in Microsoft Word, select the text and use the tools on the ribbon to move it.

  • Click on the line of text that you want to right-align. If you want to right-align more than one paragraph or line, select or highlight the text.

  • Click the "Home" tab on the ribbon.

  • Click the "Align Text Right" button in the Paragraph group on the ribbon. This button shows several horizontal, right-aligned lines, and if you hover the cursor over it, an "Align Text Right" label pops up. Or, press and hold the "Ctrl" key and the "R" key at the same time, then release, to right-align the text.

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