Specifically, I am trying to use two alignments in a single line in MS Word for purposes of displaying equations (centered) with their equation number (right-aligned). For example:

                                       F = ma                                      (13)

Is this possible in Word? I have seen left alignment and right alignment in the same line, but never center and right alignment.

Also, is there some way to save such a such style to make it easy to apply to all the equations in the document?

  • It's certainly possible. Have you tried it? – Máté Juhász Oct 20 '16 at 15:43
  • I've tried multiple tap stop variations but to no avail. They seem to just push the equation and equation number to left and right alignment, respectively. – W. England Oct 20 '16 at 15:48
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    Have you tried adding two tab stops? One center and one to the right, then pressing tab before and after the equation? – Máté Juhász Oct 20 '16 at 16:29

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It is certainly possible. Follow these instructions:

  1. Open the View tab
  2. Activate the ruler
  3. From the ruler, click on the tab stop type until you see the "Center-aligned tab stop". The tooltip should tell you all you need.
  4. Place the center-aligned tab stop on the horizontal ruler where you need the center-aligned text to appear.
  5. Do the same, but this time with a right-aligned top stop.
  6. Press Tab, type the text that should be center-aligned, press Tab again, and type the text that should be right-aligned.
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