CSS text-align Property

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CSS text-align Property

CSS text-align property sets the horizontal alignment of text in an element.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <head> <style> p:nth-child(2){ text-align: left; } p:nth-child(3){ text-align: center; } p:nth-child(4){ text-align: justify; } p:nth-child(5){ text-align: right; } </style> </head> <body> <h1>CSS text-align Property</h1> <p>This is a paragraph with text-align left.</p> <p>This is a paragraph with text-align center.</p> <p>This is a paragraph with text-align justify.</p> <p>This is a paragraph with text-align right.</p> </body> </html>


Using CSS

element{ text-align: center; }

Using Javascript



No, text-align property is not animatable. CSS Animatable Properties Reference.

Default Value

Default value for CSS text-align property is left.

Property Value

The following table provides a list of values for CSS text-align property.

leftAligns the text to the left.
centerAligns the text to the center.
justifyThe inline contents are justified. Text should be spaced to line up its left and right edges to the left and right edges of the line box, except for the last line.
rightAligns the text to the right.

Using JavaScript

In the following example, we will demonstrate how to change the CSS text-align property of an element using JavaScript.


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<!DOCTYPE html> <html lang="en-US"> <body> <h1>CSS text-align Property</h1> <p>This is a paragraph</p> <button onclick="myFunction()">Click Me</button> <script> var x = document.getElementsByTagName("p")[0]; function myFunction(){ x.style.textAlign = "center"; } </script> </body> </html>


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