Live Layout and Alignment Guides in Word

Microsoft Word is equipped with live layout and alignment guides to help you align, resize, and move objects. 

The example below draws a shape and lines it up using the alignment tool. 

1. In the "Insert" tab, click "Shape" and select a shape to draw. 

2. Move the shape (or other element) around the document to see layout guides and allign them to existing objects. 

3. You can align to:
  • Tops, bottoms, and sides of other objects
  • The start or end of text
  • The middle of a page (horizontally and vertically)
  • The left and right margins of a page
  • The corners of a page
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