Microsoft Office Forums

Go Back   Microsoft Office Forums > >

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-07-2010, 09:41 AM
judicial85 judicial85 is offline One line of text - two formats? Windows 7 One line of text - two formats? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
Advanced Beginner
One line of text - two formats?
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 64
judicial85 is on a distinguished road
Default One line of text - two formats?


Hello,

I am looking for the most efficient way to do the following: center one piece of text and right-justify another. Without the creation of a text box or table is there a reasonable way to do this??

ie: my centered text {centered} (1) {right-justified}

Similarly, the tables of figures have this type of format only the text is left-justified in the ToFs.

Bryan
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-07-2010, 10:24 AM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline One line of text - two formats? Windows 7 One line of text - two formats? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
Expert
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 517
Kimberly is on a distinguished road
Default

There are two kinds of formatting for text: paragraph formats, which always apply to the entire paragraph. And character formats, which can apply to as little as a single character if desired.

Alignment is a paragraph format.

Tables of figures use a right tab stop, probably set very close to the right margin of the section.

Set a Center tab stop at the center, and a Right tab stop at the right margin. You will then be able press the tab key and type center-aligned text. Press tab again and then type right-aligned text.

Tab stops are a fact about the paragraph, not the doc, so you will either have to select all relevant paragraphs and then set the stops, or set it for the first paragraph and then when you press Enter to create a new paragraph, the tab stops will be inherited.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2010, 11:00 AM
judicial85 judicial85 is offline One line of text - two formats? Windows 7 One line of text - two formats? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
Advanced Beginner
One line of text - two formats?
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 64
judicial85 is on a distinguished road
Default

Great! That's helpful. Now what's the best way to do that with a MS Word equation object in 2007/2010? I think it behaves a little differently than "normal" text.

Bryan
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-17-2011, 08:46 PM
judicial85 judicial85 is offline One line of text - two formats? Windows 7 One line of text - two formats? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
Advanced Beginner
One line of text - two formats?
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 64
judicial85 is on a distinguished road
Default

SO with these tab stops.... are they unique to each section of the document?

I want to ensure that they only affect the one line on that page with my equation, but I'm not experienced with that part of MS Word.

Bryan
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-18-2011, 04:24 AM
Kimberly Kimberly is offline One line of text - two formats? Windows 7 One line of text - two formats? Office 2010 (Version 14.0)
Expert
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 517
Kimberly is on a distinguished road
Default

If you don't press the tab key, it won't matter where your tab stops are.

A tab stop is a fact about the paragraph, not the section. Pressing the Enter key creates a new paragraph, but the default behavior is that when you press Enter, this new paragraph inherits some characteristics (including tab stops) from the previous one. But certainly you can set various tab stops for various paragraphs if you want.

If you're wanting text (left aligned), and then an equation that is right-aligned, click inside that paragraph and set a custom right-aligned tab at near the right margin is the way to go. Then type the text, press the tab key then insert the equation.

If you are trying to split the equation, that is a different story.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
justified, professional-looking, text-formatting

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro that will go to line # and center text marge Word VBA 0 09-10-2010 12:30 PM
adding text on a separated column line ahmet1985 Word 0 03-27-2010 07:10 AM
Insert/pasting pictures as in line with text Robs123 Word 0 02-26-2010 05:08 AM
One line of text - two formats? Add text to the beginning/ending of each line in word ballmoney Word 1 01-17-2010 02:19 AM
One line of text - two formats? Import Text from File - Line Spacing marshalx Word 2 10-28-2009 02:37 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
MSOfficeForums.com is not affiliated with Microsoft