How To Justify Text In Google Sheets

Google Sheets is an incredibly versatile and user-friendly tool that makes it easy for anyone to manipulate data in an intuitive and visually appealing way. One of the key functionalities in Google Sheets is the ability to align text within cells. This post will provide a step-by-step guide on how to justify text in Google Sheets.

What is Text Justification?

Justifying text basically refers to aligning your text evenly along both the left and right margins. It creates a neat, uniform block of text that’s pleasing to the eye.

How to Justify Text in Google Sheets

Unfortunately, Google Sheets does not currently have a feature that allows you to fully justify text (aligning both left and right margins). But you can align text to the left, right, center, or you can distribute the content evenly across the cell’s width. Let’s look at how to perform each of these actions.

1. Left Alignment

To align your text to the left of the cell, select the cell or cells that you want to align. Then, click on the “Align” button in the toolbar, and select “Left Align” from the dropdown menu. Your text will shift to the left side of the cell.

2. Right Alignment

For right alignment of text in a cell, follow the same steps as above but instead select “Right Align” from the dropdown menu. Your text will move to the right side of the cell.

3. Center Alignment

To align your text to the center of the cell, select your desired cells, click on the “Align” button, and select “Center Align” from the dropdown. Your text will be centered within the cell.

4. Distributed Alignment

This is the closest option to full justification in Google Sheets. The distributed alignment spreads the text evenly across the cell’s width. To accomplish this, select your cells, click the “Format” tab from the menu, hover over “Alignment”, and select “Distribute” from the dropdown menu.


While Google Sheets may not have the full justification feature as in word processors, the various alignment options available are sufficient for most spreadsheet tasks. With these tools, you can effectively manage the visual presentation of your data. Happy spreadsheeting!