Alignment (Objects)

Aligns selected objects with respect to one another.

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If one of the selected objects is anchored as a character, some of the alignment options do not work.


To access this command...

Choose Format - Alignment (LibreOffice Writer, LibreOffice Calc)

Choose Modify - Alignment (objects selected) (LibreOffice Draw)

Open context menu - choose Alignment (objects selected) (LibreOffice Impress, LibreOffice Draw)


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Not all types of objects can be selected together. Not all modules (Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw) support all types of alignment.


Align Left

Aligns the left edges of the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Draw or Impress, the left edge of the object is aligned to the left page margin.

Centre Horizontally

Horizontally centres the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Draw or Impress, the centre of the object is aligned to the horizontal centre of the page.

Align Right

Aligns the right edges of the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Impress or Draw, the right edge of the object is aligned to the right page margin.

Align Top

Vertically aligns the top edges of the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Draw or Impress, the top edge of the object is aligned to the upper page margin.

Align Vertical Centre

Vertically centres the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Draw or Impress, the centre of the object is aligned to the vertical centre of the page.

Align Bottom

Vertically aligns the bottom edges of the selected objects. If only one object is selected in Draw or Impress, the bottom edge of the object is aligned to the lower page margin.