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Old 09-09-2014, 12:25 AM
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I want to right align the last line of text in a paragraph to a point on the right margin of my page and at the end of a paragraph that is indented from the right margin.



For example, using 16cm as the right margin, I used to be able to do this by setting the right indentation at 2cm and adding a tab setting of 16cm but for some reason this does not now seem to work.

Is there a global setting somewhere that needs adjusting? Please can anyone help with this?

Thank you in anticipation.
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Paragraph justification in Word does not ordinarily apply to the last line in the paragraph.

Depending on how your Word layout options are set, pressing Shift-Return on the last line in a justified paragraph may cause that line to justify as well. Of course, this effectively shifts the true end of the paragraph down on more line.

Another option is to use paragraph distribution (via Ctrl-Shift-J), rather than paragraph justification. This tends to space out all characters on the last line, however, so you might not like the effect.
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Old 09-09-2014, 05:52 AM
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I realise that my initial query wasn't clear in getting my problem across.

Whilst I can achieve the effect I want in an isolated file I cannot achieve this with a new template I am creating that uses a number list style and text styles that I have also created.

The attached file shows two paragraphs that look almost identical. The second one is what I am looking to achieve but is a screenshot of the first paragraph before it lost it's formatting. This occurred when I saved the file. The two images below the text are the settings that were used to create the paragraph.

This formatting was used successfully in earlier versions of Word without the glitch that I am now experiencing and I am baffled as to why the format changes and also what saving the file does to make this happen.

Does this look familiar to you and are you able to help?

Again, thanks in advance.
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Old 09-09-2014, 10:37 AM
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The two paragraphs look identical to me. You are using the method I would have used.

You have a right-indent for the paragraph and then a right-tab set outside that indent. You used a tab to move your last line to the right-tab. This is formatting similar to that used in a properly-formatted table of contents.
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