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    Center and Right-Justify Text on the Same Line (2007)

    Hi there -

    While I can use a borderless table to left-justify and right-justify text on the same line, I can't figure out how to right-justify and center-justify on the same line. Any ideas?

    (I'd like to put the page number in the right bottom corner of every page, and use custom text in the middle of the footer.)

    Thanks!

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    Use Insert, Footer, Edit Footer, Insert Alignment Tab, Center, text, Insert Alignment Tab, Right, Page Number, Close Header and Footer.


    Create a header or footer that contains the page number plus content such as text and graphics (Applies to: Microsoft Office Word 2007)


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    Tables can be a good way to align content in a footer, but in this case it might be simpler to just use a Center Tab for the custom text in the middle of the footer, and a Right Tab for the page number.

    If you create a new, Blank document, and then right-click near the bottom of the page, and click on 'Edit Footer', this will open up the footer. Note that there is already, by default, a Center Tab and a Right Tab up in the Ruler - these are properties of the default Footer style. Just type a tab and then insert the centered custom text, then tab again and insert a page number at the right hand side of the footer.

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    Bruce - Played around with this, and got it to work.

    Gary - Will give your suggestion a go.

    Thanks a million guys!

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    I believe the default footer style has a center tab and right tab set. If not, set them.

    Then (tab)Custom Text(tab){PAGE}

    Note to insert the page number, perform the tab then insert the page number at the current location (or create your own PAGE field using Ctrl-F9 or Insert Field).

    See Sections, Headers & Footers in Word 2007 & 2010.

    To use a borderless table, you would have a three column table with the center column having center justification and the right column having right justification. Tabs generally work better, though, unless you are dealing with wrapping text.
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    A couple of quick points:

    First, the existing tab stops in footer (and header) editing screens can be very useful. Note, however, that Microsoft set up the Center tab at 3" based on the default page margin settings of 1.25" left and 1.25" right. If you use other common margin settings -- for instance, 1" left and right or 1.5" left and .5" right (the latter is standard in California pleadings) -- the 3" tab won't be true center. (You can edit your templates, if necessary, to change that setting.)

    Secondly, if you insert a page number code from the drop-down in the Header & Footer Tools tab or from Insert, Page Number, it's best to use "Current Position" rather than "Bottom of Page." The reason is that there's a glitch in the "Bottom of Page" option, and it will wipe out any other text in your footer! The "Current Position" option leaves the rest of your footer intact.

    Note that you can insert a page number code at the cursor position by pressing the key combination Alt Shift P.

    Hope this info. is helpful to you.

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    and Formatting Legal Documents With Microsoft Office Word 2007

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