Tips & Tricks

Word Tip – Vertical Centre Alignment

Sometimes you need to centre text or images not only in the middle of a page horizontally but also vertically.  For example, in the case of a report heading.  In Word, there is a quick way to achieve this within the Page Setup settings…

 

 

  • Start by typing your heading and formatting it to the appropriate font size and look that you require. In our example above, we typed “Video Creation”, selected it and made the Font size 48 points

 

  • Centre the heading Horizontally by selecting the heading and then on the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, select Center
  • After the heading press RETURN
  • Select the Layout tab, then Breaks followed by Next Page Section Break. This gives you a Section and a Page break.  The Section break allows you to confine the vertical centering to only the first page and not all subsequent pages in the document.  The page formatting that you apply in the section remains only in that section.

 

  • Make sure you are clicked on the first page, then select the Layout tab and then in the Page Setup group, click on the More button in the bottom right hand corner of the group…

 

  • In the Page Setup dialog group, select the Layout tab and then under Page change the Vertical alignment to Notice that the Apply to: is stating This section so it will not centre any subsequent pages. Then click on OK…

 

  • Your heading will move to the centre of the page vertically but you can type up your next pages and they will still be top aligned…

 

 

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