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In Word, when I select a line in a paragraph (the last line) and click Ctrl+L (Align Text Left), the whole paragraph is aligned to the left, not just my selected line. I want to justify the rest of the paragraph both left and right

Is there a way to do this with just the selected line, so that the remaining lines in the paragraph are not affected?

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EDIT: I found the solutions. After the last line of the paragraph I must press enter for that last line to be left aligned, otherwise that last line will still be Justified and looks ugly if it's only a few words

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Think in the paragraph options, there is an option to effect selected or whole paragraph. By default, its the whole paragraph but i think you can turn it off either ad-hoc or through options. Get back to you on specifics. –  GoldBishop Dec 5 '12 at 16:55
    
Did some quick testing out on a document im working on and if you want a one line indent, you are slightly SOL. Work around is to define your left, root, right indent markers in the ruler. Good read, Document Link –  GoldBishop Dec 5 '12 at 17:00
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What are you doing that causes the last line of a paragraph to be aligned anything other than Left?

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I want to justify the rest of the paragraph both left and right –  Chin Dec 5 '12 at 16:48
    
Are you saying that the paragraph is “Justified” (a.k.a. fully justified), with left margin and right margin lined up? The last line should still be left-aligned already. Please explain what you are trying to do better. A picture is worth a thousand words; consider posting screen images. You might also want to look at this question. –  Scott Dec 5 '12 at 17:01
    
oh I found the solutions. After the last line of the paragraph I must press enter for that last line to be left aligned, otherwise that last line will still be Justified and looks ugly if it's only a few words –  Chin Dec 5 '12 at 17:17
    
Feel free to accept and/or upvote my answer, since it seems to have led you to the answer. BTW, what were you doing: typing (Shift+Enter) at the ends of paragraphs? –  Scott Dec 5 '12 at 18:02
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I don't know of a way to align only a sentence. The property you are adjusting is a property of the paragraph.

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As you have found, it changes the entire paragraph. You might try using the Tab to move it.

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