# Wordprocessing Numbering

Defining a Particular Level - Justification

The justification for the numbering level's text is specified with the <w:lvlJc> element. If omitted, justification will be left for left-to-right paragraphs.

Note: This element does not determine the justification for the paragaph. That justification is determined by the <w:jc> element within the <w:pPr> element. The justification as specified in the <w:lvlJc> element is applied relative to the text margin of the parent numbered paragraph. So, for example, if the justification is set to be left justified for a left-to-right paragraph (i.e., <w:lvlJc w:val="start"/>), then the numbering will extend left from the text margin towards the text.

A numbering level's text is the numeral (e.g., "1)"), symbol (e.g., •), character (e.g., "-"), or graphic used to form the level, as specified in the lvlText element. See the samle below for a comparison of left and right justification.

<w:lvl w:ilvl="0">
<w:start w:val="1"/>
<w:numFmt w:val="decimal"/>
<w:lvlText w:val="%1."/>
<w:lvlJc w:val="end"/>
<w:pPr>
<w:ind w:start="720" w:hanging="360"/>
</w:pPr>
</w:lvl>
Reference: ECMA-376, 3rd Edition (June, 2011), Fundamentals and Markup Language Reference § 17.9.8.
Word 2007 Example:

Below shows first a numbering scheme using left justification, followed by the same scheme but with right justifiation.

### Attributes:

AttributeDescription
val Specifies the value for the level justification. The most common values are:
• start - justification to the leading margin (left margin for left-to-right documents).

Note: In the 2003 version of the standard, this value was left.

• end - justification to the trailing margin (right margin for left-to-right documents).

Note: In the 2003 version of the standard, this value was right.

• center - center the text.

• both - justify text between both margins equally, but inter-character spacing is not affected.

• distribute - justify text between both margins equally, and both inter-word and inter-character spacing are affected.

### Related CSS property:

No related CSS or HTML property.