You can set up certain (X)HTML elements to always be aligned to the right, left, center, or justified, as desired.
To align text:
Type left to align the text to the left.
Or type right to align the text to the right.
Figure 10.33. Don't forget the hyphen in text-align.
Or type center to center the text in the middle of the screen.
Or type justify to align the text on both the right and left.
If you choose to justify the text, be aware that the word spacing and letter spacing may be adversely affected. For more information, consult Controlling Spacing on page 162.
Note that the text-align property can only be applied to block-level elements. If you want to align inline content, you must place that inline content within a block-level element like p or div to which you've applied the text-align property. Also see pages 174175.
Figure 10.34. The table of contents and headers are centered while the paragraph text is justified.
The text-align property is inherited. Its default value is supposed to depend on the document's language and writing system, but in most cases it's indiscriminately set to left.