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The text-align-last CSS property describes how the last line of a block or a line, right before a forced line break, is aligned.

Initial valueauto
Applies toblock containers
Computed valueas specified
Animation typediscrete
Canonical orderthe unique non-ambiguous order defined by the formal grammar


/* Keyword values */
text-align-last: auto;
text-align-last: start;
text-align-last: end;
text-align-last: left;
text-align-last: right;
text-align-last: center;
text-align-last: justify;

/* Global values */
text-align-last: inherit;
text-align-last: initial;
text-align-last: unset;


The affected line is aligned per the value of text-align, unless text-align is justify, in which case the effect is the same as setting text-align-last to start.
The same as left if direction is left-to-right and right if direction is right-to-left.
The same as right if direction is left-to-right and left if direction is right-to-left.
The inline contents are aligned to the left edge of the line box.
The inline contents are aligned to the right edge of the line box.
The inline contents are centered within the line box.
The text is justified. Text should line up their left and right edges to the left and right content edges of the paragraph.

Formal syntax

auto | start | end | left | right | center | justify


div {
  text-align: justify;
  -moz-text-align-last: center;
  text-align-last: center;


Specification Status Comment
CSS Text Module Level 3
The definition of 'text-align-last' in that specification.
Working Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 35[1]
(Yes) 12.0 (12.0)-moz
49.0 (49.0)[2]
5.5[3] No support No support[4]
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support[1] (Yes) 12.0 (12.0)-moz
49.0 (49.0)[2]
6.0[3] No support No support[1]

[1] Enabled through the "Enable Experimental Web Platform Features" flag in chrome://flags.

[2] In Gecko 53 (Firefox 53.0 / Thunderbird 53.0 / SeaMonkey 2.50) the -moz prefixed version of the property got removed.

[3] In Internet Explorer, the start and end values are not supported.

[4] See WebKit bug 76173.

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