How do I full-align text?

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How do I full-align text? That means having a flush border on eith side of the text, rather than having a jagged border on right or left side, depending on if the text is right or left aligned.
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Julie Scott

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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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Hi Julie

It is possible to do this with HTML but I would really like to ask you to reconsider before you proceed. I know that a neat block of text looks nice to the eye at first glance, but it creates real problems on web-pages.

There are a number of reasons why the full justify text option is not available in our sitebuilder. Firstly, reading text on a screen, is different to reading on a page, and the human eye needs the rough edges to help keep its place on the screen. A far bigger concern is that justified text does not display in the same way on the different browsers that your viewers may be using.

For example, text that is correctly justified in one browser may be stretched across a row in another in order to make it fit. Or words may be repeated on from the end of one line to the beginning of the next. Please have a look at this article: http://www.netmechanic.com/news/vol5/...

Full-aligning, or justifying text is a convention in printed media, but not for the web. Even online newspapers do not justify their text. See: http://online.wsj.com/home-page, for example.

I hope the background why we only offer left, right and center alignment in our text editor is helpful to you. If you still want to go ahead, let us know and we will tell you how to full-align your text.
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Julie Scott

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I understand your reasoning. I would still like to know how to do it. Thanks, Julie
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Sanja, Official Rep

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Hello Julie

Please give this piece of code a try:

<p style="text-align:justify>your text goes here</p>

I hope that does the trick for you!
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Julie Scott

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I'm not sure how to do that. I turn on the html for the page, and I see a lot of text but I also see alot of formating throughout it. I'm not sure where exactly to plase this line of text.
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Brianna

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Hi Julie,
You will paste the above mentioned code into your text widget while using the HTML button in the toolbar. (The blue button that says HTML) Replace the 'your text goes here' with the text you would like in that widget.