Text Alignment in Notepad

I accidentally hit some combination of keys that changed text alignment in Notepad from left-aligned to right-aligned. I can't figure out what I did, nor how to change it back quickly. I've tried every combination of CTRL, ALT, FN, and Windows keys, plus L (I think I originally tapped some combinatino of these, plus R, to mess it up). One thread suggested CTRL+left shift key, but that does not work for me. It only affects this one Notepad window; other Notepad windows and text boxes are unaffected. Also, saving the document, closing the Notepad window, and opening the file again does fix it, but I'm hoping for an easier fix that doesn't require saving what might be only temporary notes. Any tricks?
 

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Last updated March 31, 2020 Views 13,064 Applies to:
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Hi Robyn, 

To make the text align to the right side, right-click inside the Notepad and select Right to left Reading order. To make the text align back to the left side, right-click again and uncheck the Right to left Reading order.

Feel free to get back to us if you have other concerns. 

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