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If you ever encounter a scenario where you want to justify your InDesign text with the last line aligned to the right, you’ll notice it is not among the alignment options in the Control panel.

That is why designers usually think this kind of alignment isn’t possible in InDesign. Most designers are so used to finding what they need in the Control panel that they forget it is only a shortcut to options that are spread out in other panels. If you open those panels, you will find more options. So to set justified text with the last line aligned right, open the Paragraph panel (choose Window > Type & Tables > Paragraph) and there you’ll find the “justify with last line aligned right”-button.

Bart Van de Wiele

Bart Van de Wiele

Bart started his career as a graphic designer in 2001, specialising in print production and image retouching. After this he became an Adobe Certified Instructor, doing classroom training for various companies and covering a broad range of Adobe solutions. He's a renowned speaker at conferences in Europe, Australia and the United States and has written many articles on Adobe's print and e-publishing solutions. Bart recently joined Adobe Systems as a Solutions Consultant where he continues his passion for creative software.
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