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

By Lily Medina

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.