# ...align text (left, center, right)?

If you haven't noticed by now, $latex \LaTeX$ changes the spacing between the words so the line appears full. If you want to left justify the entire document then include the line

\usepackage[document]{ragged2e}

in the preamble of your document. Within your document you can shift between

• align left (left justify)
• align right (right justify)
• align center (default setting for $latex \LaTeX$)

To left justify text, insert it between \begin{flushleft} and \end{flushleft}

To right justify text, insert it between \begin{flushright} and \end{flushright}

To center align text, insert it between \begin{centering} and \end{centering}

If you want to center text (such as for a title) then insert it between \begin{center} and \end{center}. The effects of center and centering are very different!

These sample files illustrate the basics of aligning text: Align (tex) Align (PDF)