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I was working on someone else's computer with Word 2016 installed and on their computer the Justify button looked like this:

Justify Button with Menu

When I was back on my computer I saw my Word 2016's Justify button did not show this menu:

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How can I enable the menu for Justify Low, Medium and High?

  • This is a feature for bidirectional scripts. Are you trying to type text in, e.g., Arabic? If so, the extra options will be available if you've enabled/added the language in Word Options > Language. If not, the extra options probably don't mean what you think they mean. – cnread Apr 15 '17 at 7:41
  • Nope just English, I thought that the button would provide indented justification which looks better imo, and is done by default in Latex I think – shash678 Apr 15 '17 at 11:40
  • What happens if you make the Word window wider? Does the option show up then? – Twisty Impersonator Apr 15 '17 at 14:43
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    @Twisty, No, it has nothing to do with window width. It depends on the languages that are enabled. For, e.g., Arabic, justification isn't accomplished by expanding white space but through elongation of the words in a line (kashida). The different justification options in Word affect how many kashida characters are used. Nevertheless, after the options are enabled, they can also be applied to, e.g., English text that's entered, and they will do something, but not what the original poster wants, I think. – cnread Apr 15 '17 at 18:36
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To add this option:

Click Ribbon > File > Options > Customize Ribbon.

In the "Choose commands from" choose "All commands". Then scroll down to letter "J". You need the item "Justify" with small triangle on the right side.

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Select it, and click button "Add" to add it to "Home" tab in the Ribbon.

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