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Align and space text

You can format text so it aligns to the left, right, center, or both sides of the text box. In a bounded text box, you can also align text vertically. The spacing options let you adjust the space between characters and lines of text.

Align and justify text horizontally
  1. Choose the Type tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Type (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the T key on your keyboard.
  2. Click a text box to select it.
  3. In the Tool Options pane, choose the alignment:
    • Click to align text to the left.
    • Click to center the text.
    • Click to align text to the right.
    • Click to justify on the left and right edges.
Align text vertically
  1. Choose the Type tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Type (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the T key on your keyboard.
  2. Select a bounded text box.

    Note: To vertically align text, you must add text to a bounded text box, not a free one as free text boxes are automatically resized based on the amount of text inside them. Bounded text boxes have eight layer handles (white squares) indicating they can be resized in any direction. Free text boxes have two layer handles, one on each side of the text box.

  3. In the Tool Options pane, choose the alignment:

    • Click to align text to the top of the text box.
    • Click to align text to the middle of the text box.
    • Click to align text to the bottom of the text box.
Adjust the space between lines
  1. Choose the Type tool by doing one of the following:
    • Click in the Tools sidebar.
    • Choose Tools > Type (from the Tools menu at the top of your screen).
    • Press the T key on your keyboard.
  2. Select the text you want to change.

    To change all of the text in a text box, select the text box.

  3. Move the Line Spacing slider to adjust line spacing. Press and hold the Option ⌥ key before moving the slider to extend its range. You can also enter a value from 0.01 to 10.0.

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