Center a page with Word's Vertical Settings


Aligning text is a simple enough task. You just select the text and click the appropriate option: Align Text Left, Center, Align Text Right, or Justify. You might not realize that Word can align text vertically as well. It’s not a feature most of us would use every day. Perhaps you’re creating a brochure or sign or you want to insert just a table on a page by itself. You might use blank lines to position the text or table because you don’t know any other way.

To center a page in Word 2003, do the following:
  1. From anywhere on the page, choose Page Setup from the File menu.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. In the Page section, click the Vertical Alignment dropdown and choose Center.

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