Align Paragraphs and Headings in Dreamweaver

This Dreamweaver tutorial demonstrates how to align paragraphs and headings in Dreamweaver.

Set Paragraph Alignment

You can set the alignment of paragraphs and headings so that they align on the left, right, or center. Left alignment is the Dreamweaver default. Setting the alignment on the right shifts the text flush to the right margin of the web page. Setting the alignment to the Center, centers the text equal distance from the right and left margins of the web page or table cell containing the text. See also Adding Paragraphs and Headings

You can also set the alignment to Justify. Justify is alignment is centered with both left and right margins aligned. To get these straight edges on both sides of the paragraph, Dreamweave adds blank spaces where necessary to achieve the justified alignment so that the line ends flush with the right margin.

When you press Enter to insert a new paragraph, Dreamweaver applies the same formatting as the previous paragraph. So if your first paragraph was justified and you hit the enter key to insert a new paragraph, it too will be justified.

Dreamweaver Align Text

The checkmark in the Alignment menu indicates what type of alignment is applied to the selected paragraph. Notice that the procedure for aligning the paragraph text above is the same as it is for aligning the Heading below. The Heading below is Center aligned while the Paragraph text above is Left aligned.

Dreamweaver align text

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Using The Insert Toolbar
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Creating a Web Site
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Creating Basic Web Pages
Creating New Web Pages
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Formatting Text
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Create Named Anchors
Create Email Links
Refresh Page & Redirect Users
Linking to files

Using Graphics
Image File Types
Inserting Images
Cropping and Resizing Images
Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Image
Setting Image Properties
Change Image Size

Using HTML Tables
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Inserting Tables
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Formatting Tables and Cells
Importing Tabular Data
Using Table Design Schemes to Format a Table
Setting Table Colors

Web Site Management
Managing Links
Changing Links Sitewide
Finding and Fixing Broken Links
Site Reports
Using the Files Panel
Getting and Putting Files
Checking In/Out Files
Synchronizing Local and Remote Sites

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Using the CSS Panel
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Creating Behaviors
Default Behaviors in Dreamweaver
Targeting Browser Behaviors
Deleting Behaviors
Downloading Behaviors from the Internet
Creating a Rollover Image

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Understanding Forms and Scripts
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