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Aligning text flush right and left with tab

Engaged ,
Jun 17, 2024 Jun 17, 2024

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Is it possible to fully justify text on right and left so there is equal space in the middle?

 

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Jun 17, 2024 Jun 17, 2024

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Yes. Use Full Justify as the paragraph setting, and put a "Flush Space" anywhere you want the text to spring apart.

 

Very useful feature, usually called a "spring tab" or something more sensible in most apps, buried under an all but meaningless name in ID.

 

...which, on second look, appears to be exactly what you're doing. If what you want is a straight column in the middle with text ragged to left and right, the only ways I know to accomplish that is with two tabs (one left-justify, one right-justify), or a 3-column table with invisible strokes.


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Hi @Summayah5FC7 , Just to clarify, you don’t want the uneven middle space you are showing, right? Do you want something like this, where I have set a Right Justified tab at the beginning of the line, and a Left Justified tab at the beginning of the space:

 

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I can flex the size of the space by selecting all of the text and adjusting the 2nd tab:

 

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If you want both sides to be fully justified, I think you will need a table as James suggests.

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Thats right. I wanted both sides to be fully justified so there is equal space in the middle in all the lines.

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