The positioning of text in relation to the area or tect block within which it is contained. In the horizontal plane text can be right, left or centre aligned, or justified
This text is range left, ranged right and is characterised by being aligned left, allowing a ragged right edge, and the even, unforced spacing between words.
This text is range right, ragged left and is also characterrised by the even spacing between words. The ragged left edge may impede easy reading as this can distract the eye and make it difficult to find the start of a line.
This text is align centre aligned and is characterised by being aligned through a central point. The ragged left edge may impede easy rading as this can distract the eye and make it difficult to find the start of a line. Equally, awkward shapes can also be formed by the text block.
This text is justified and extends fully to both sides of the text block or columns. This is achieved by varying the word spacing, which may result in ugly spaces and several broken words (when hypenation is used)
This text is forced justified, which means that even if there is only one word in the last line of the paragraph, it will be justified across thea measure (the width of the text column) producing an ugly result, as shown.