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How To Justify the Last Line of a Justified Paragraph


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c, 6.0, 6.0a, 6.0c


When using the jusified paragraph formatting, Word for Windows is designed to justify all the lines in the paragraph except the last line. Similiarly, Word will not justify a single line paragraph. This article describes a workaround you can use to justify the last line of a justified paragraph or to justify a single line paragraph.


At the end of the paragraph, insert a newline character by pressing SHIFT+ENTER. Do not delete the existing paragraph mark.

Note: If the addition of a newline character produces too much line space after the paragraph, you can adjust one of the following settings:

  • Decrease the Space After setting for the paragraph that contains the newline character.
  • Decrease the Line Spacing setting for the blank paragraph (if one exists) between paragraphs.
  • Decrease the Space Before setting for the next paragraph.


"User's Guide," version 2.0, pages 166-168

Additional query words: 6.0 2.0 word6 winword winword2 spread out margin

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Last Reviewed: November 4, 2000
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