VML V-Text-Align Attribute

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Defines the alignment of text. Read/write. String.

Applies To


Tag Syntax

<v: element style="v-text-align: expression ">

Script Syntax

element .style.v-text-align="expression"



Values include:

  • left (default)
  • right
  • center
  • justify
  • letter-justify
  • stretch-justify

VML Standard Attribute


The text will be stretched out to fit the path, but the extra space will be put between each letter.

   <v:line from="50 100" to="400 100">
   <v:fill on="True" color="red"/>
   <v:path textpathok="True"/>
   <v:textpath on="True" string="VML Text"
   style="v-text-align:letter-justify;font:normal normal normal 36pt Arial"/>