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Default How do I unjustify the last line of a justified paragrah without .

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.
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To unjustify the last line of a justified paragraph in Microsoft Word, you can follow these steps:
  1. Select the paragraph that you want to modify.
  2. Right-click on the selected text and choose "Paragraph" from the context menu.
  3. In the Paragraph dialog box, click on the "Line and Page Breaks" tab.
  4. Under the "Pagination" section, check the box next to "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style."
  5. Click "OK" to apply the changes.

If you want to apply this formatting to all paragraphs in your document, you can modify the style that is applied to the text. To do this:
  1. Click on the "Home" tab in the ribbon.
  2. Right-click on the style that you want to modify (e.g. "Normal") and choose "Modify" from the context menu.
  3. In the Modify Style dialog box, click on the "Format" button at the bottom and choose "Paragraph" from the menu.
  4. Follow the same steps as above to unjustify the last line of the paragraph.
  5. Click "OK" to apply the changes to the style.

Now, any new text that is formatted with this style will have the last line un-justified.
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Click at the end of the last line of the paragraph and press the Enter key.

"jcs1317" wrote:

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.

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Word does not ordinarily justify the last line of a paragraph unless you
have inadvertently applied "Distribute Paragraph" (Ctrl+Shift+J) instead of
Justify (Ctrl+J). You may want to display nonprinting characters and make
sure that your paragraph actually ends with a paragraph break. If it ends
with a line break, you would see the behavior you describe.

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"jcs1317" wrote in message
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In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the rest

of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.


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I have this same problem. Hitting enter makes a new paragraph with an extra
line below that I do not want. I cannot seem to unjustify a short 2 word
last line...

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

Click at the end of the last line of the paragraph and press the Enter key.

"jcs1317" wrote:

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.



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The last line of a paragraph is never justified unless you have applied the
"Distribute Text" property (Ctrl+Shift+J) instead of Justify (Ctrl+J). But
if the "paragraph" actually ends with a line break, then the last line will
be justified. If the problem is cured by pressing Enter, that that is
undoubtedly the situation you have. You need to display nonprinting
characters so you can see what you're dealing with; see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm

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" wrote in
message ...
I have this same problem. Hitting enter makes a new paragraph with an

extra
line below that I do not want. I cannot seem to unjustify a short 2 word
last line...

"garfield-n-odie" wrote:

Click at the end of the last line of the paragraph and press the Enter

key.

"jcs1317" wrote:

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the

rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do

it.

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well i am usually very good with word, but i tried every suggestion on here
and none of them workd for me.

i think it's lovely that word help will tell you how to justify the last
line of a paragraph but they won't tell you how to un-justify it. if worse
comes to worse and you need to print out your document anyway, just do what i
did: insert a bunch of periods on the last line until you're satisfied and
then color them white!

"jcs1317" wrote:

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.

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Word does *not* justify the last line of a paragraph. If it is doing it for
you, that's because it isn't really the last line but instead ends in a line
break. Text pasted from the Web often has line breaks instead of paragraph
breaks. You can tell the difference if you display nonprinting characters.
See http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm

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"Candice" wrote in message
...
well i am usually very good with word, but i tried every suggestion on

here
and none of them workd for me.

i think it's lovely that word help will tell you how to justify the last
line of a paragraph but they won't tell you how to un-justify it. if worse
comes to worse and you need to print out your document anyway, just do

what i
did: insert a bunch of periods on the last line until you're satisfied and
then color them white!

"jcs1317" wrote:

In some cases when I am justifying a paragraph, the last line is also
justified and if there are only a few words in the line, it looks very
strange with all of the spaces between the words.

However at other times, the last line is unjustified even though the

rest of
the paragraph is; so I know there is a way to keep the last line from
justifying but I have been unable to find the propertechnique to do it.


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