Word (2003): How to automatically space texts on a line?
Posted on 2006-11-29
Anybody know of a way of telling Word (2003) to automatically space texts on ONE fully justified line? (I am talking about regular text on a line - not text strings sitting inside text boxes.)
For example if I have three texts:
"United Federation" "USS Enterprise" "Operation Guide"
I would like to make the left string -> left justified (trivial),
the right string -> right justified,
and the center string placed somewhere in the center such that:
the spacing between the left string and center string is equal to
the spacing between the center string and right string.
I.e., just as in graphics apps you can space objects evenly in the hor. or vert. direction. E.g., in Macromedia Freehand this is called "Distribute Widths" and in Corel Draw this is called "Distribute Spacing" .
Anyway to do this, or should I should I just carry on dreaming...?
<-------------------- Thinking while typing -- I had an idea. ----------------->
Maybe there is a special space character that makes adjacent words "stick" to each other. I.e., that special single space indicates to Word to never increase it to more than one space. That would solve the problem.
- Trying it out
OK! That did it! Just put non-breaking space between the words that go together, and regular spaces between the terms.
Now the problem I have is that Word doesn't justify a paragraph containing just a single line. *** How do I force it to justify a single line, i.e., justify a paragraph containing just a single line? ***
A dirty solution is to add a manual line break after the right-most text - that forces it to justify. But I don't want the extra line. I can see from VBA that there are further Justify commands:
but they don't seem to help.