How to Go to the Middle of the Page in Microsoft Word

Centering text on the page can improve its visual appeal.

Placing text or other items in the middle of a page gives the page a visually appealing, well-organized appearance. To place text in the horizontal middle of the page -- centered between the left and right margins -- simply use the "Center" button on the "Ribbon." Place text in the vertical middle of the page -- centered between the top and bottom margins -- by using the advanced Page Setup options; although more difficult than simply centering text, this option offers an easier and more accurate method than pressing "Enter" until reaching the middle of the page.

Horizontal Middle

Step 1

Open the document you want to work in.

Step 2

Click anywhere on the page. If you want to go to the middle of the page at the location of a certain line, then click on that line.

Step 3

Click the "Center" button in the Paragraph group on the "Ribbon."

Vertical Middle

Step 1

Click the line you want to place in the vertical middle of the page, or simply click on the page.

Step 2

Select the "Page Layout" tab on the "Ribbon."

Step 3

Click the diagonal, small arrow at the bottom right of the Page Setup section of the "Ribbon," which launches the Page Setup dialog box.

Step 4

Click the "Layout" tab on the Page Setup dialog box.

Step 5

Click the field labeled "Vertical alignment," under the "Page" heading in the Page Setup dialog box, then select "Center" from the drop-down menu.

Step 6

Click "OK" at the bottom of the dialog box.