Do you need to make text appear halfway between the top and bottom of a page in Microsoft Word? Then you need to adjust the vertical alignment. Check out our guide below to see how this works.\r\nBasic Alignment Options in Word\r\nIf you think about text alignment at all, you probably think of the position of text between the left and right margins of a page. The basic alignment options in Microsoft Word reflect this:\r\n\r\n\tAlign Left \u2013 Aligns text with the left margin of the page.\r\n\tCenter \u2013 Centres text on the page.\r\n\tAlign Right \u2013 Aligns text with the right margin.\r\n\tJustify \u2013 Each line begins at the left margin and ends at the right margin.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_41217" align="aligncenter" width="446"] Alignment options in Microsoft Word.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThese options are all available in the \u2018Paragraph\u2019 section of the \u2018Home\u2019 tab in Word. And to apply them, all you need to do is select the relevant text and click the desired alignment. But how do you control the position of text between the top and bottom margins? To do this automatically, you will need to access the vertical alignment options instead.\r\nAdjusting Vertical Alignment in Microsoft Word\r\nVertical alignment refers to the position of text between the top and bottom margins of a page. Often, when people want text to appear halfway down a page, they will just hit \u2018Enter\u2019 repeatedly. But while this will work, it can be hard to align things perfectly, which can make formatting messy.\r\nInstead, you can access the vertical alignment options in Word as follows:\r\n\r\n\tGo to Layout > Page Setup on the main ribbon.\r\n\tClick the arrow in the bottom right to open the full layout options.\r\n\tClick the Layout tab and go down to the Page section.\r\n\tSelect the alignment you need from the Vertical alignment menu.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_41222" align="aligncenter" width="602"] Adjusting the vertical alignment in a document.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThe options here are:\r\n\r\n\tTop \u2013 Puts the first line at the top of the page.\r\n\tCenter \u2013 Positions text halfway between top and bottom margins.\r\n\tBottom \u2013 Starts the first line of each page at the bottom margin.\r\n\tJustified \u2013 Spreads the text on the page so that the first line starts at the top margin and the final line is aligned with the bottom margin.\r\n\r\nThis setting is very useful when you only need a little text in the middle of a page (e.g. when creating a cover page for an essay or business report). However, vertical alignment affects all text on the page, so you cannot use it to align single passages like you can with the left\/right alignment options.