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Bootstrap text utilities

Documentation and examples for common text utilities to control alignment, wrapping, weight, and more.


Text alignment

It’s easy to realign text to components with text alignment classes.

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        <p class="text-justify">Ambitioni dedisse scripsisse iudicaretur. Cras mattis iudicium purus sit amet
          fermentum. Donec sed odio operae,
          eu vulputate felis rhoncus. Praeterea iter est quasdam res quas ex communi. At nos hinc posthac, sitientis
          piros Afros. Petierunt uti sibi concilium totius Galliae in diem certam indicere. Cras mattis iudicium
          purus sit amet fermentum.</p>

      

For left, right, and center alignment, responsive classes are available that use the same viewport width breakpoints as the grid system.

Left aligned text on all viewport sizes.

Center aligned text on all viewport sizes.

Right aligned text on all viewport sizes.

Left aligned text on viewports sized SM (small) or wider.

Left aligned text on viewports sized MD (medium) or wider.

Left aligned text on viewports sized LG (large) or wider.

Left aligned text on viewports sized XL (extra-large) or wider.



        <p class="text-left">Left aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>
        <p class="text-center">Center aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>
        <p class="text-right">Right aligned text on all viewport sizes.</p>

        <p class="text-sm-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized SM (small) or wider.</p>
        <p class="text-md-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized MD (medium) or wider.</p>
        <p class="text-lg-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized LG (large) or wider.</p>
        <p class="text-xl-left">Left aligned text on viewports sized XL (extra-large) or wider.</p>

      

Text wrapping and overflow

Wrap text with a .text-wrap class.

This text should wrap.


        <div class="badge badge-primary text-wrap" style="width: 6rem;">
          This text should wrap.
        </div>

      

You can prevent text from wrapping with a .text-nowrap class.

This text should overflow the parent.


        <div class="text-nowrap bd-highlight" style="width: 8rem;">
          This text should overflow the parent.
        </div>

      

For longer content, you can add a .text-truncate class to truncate the text with an ellipsis. Requires display: inline-block or display: block.

Praeterea iter est quasdam res quas ex communi.
Praeterea iter est quasdam res quas ex communi.


        <!-- Block level -->
        <div class="row">
          <div class="col-2 text-truncate">
            Praeterea iter est quasdam res quas ex communi.
          </div>
        </div>

        <!-- Inline level -->
        <span class="d-inline-block text-truncate" style="max-width: 150px;">
          Praeterea iter est quasdam res quas ex communi.
        </span>

      

Word break

Prevent long strings of text from breaking your components’ layout by using .text-break to set overflow-wrap: break-word (and word-break: break-word for IE & Edge compatibility).

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        <p class="text-break">mdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbmdbdbmdbdbmdb</p>


      

Text transform

You can transform text in components with text capitalization classes.

Lowercase text.

Uppercase text.

CapiTaliZed text.



        <p class="text-lowercase">Lowercased text.</p>
        <p class="text-uppercase">Uppercased text.</p>
        <p class="text-capitalize">CapiTaliZed text.</p>

      

Note how text-capitalize only changes the first letter of each word, leaving the case of any other letters unaffected.


Font weight and italics

Quickly change the weight (boldness) of text or italicize text.

Bold text.

Bolder weight text (relative to the parent element).

Normal weight text.

Light weight text.

Lighter weight text (relative to the parent element).

Italic text.



        <p class="font-weight-bold">Bold text.</p>
        <p class="font-weight-bolder">Bolder weight text (relative to the parent element).</p>
        <p class="font-weight-normal">Normal weight text.</p>
        <p class="font-weight-light">Light weight text.</p>
        <p class="font-weight-lighter">Lighter weight text (relative to the parent element).</p>
        <p class="font-italic">Italic text.</p>

      

Monospace

It’s straightforward to change a selection to our monospace font stack with .text-monospace.

This is in monospace



        <p class="text-monospace">This is in monospace</p>

      

Reset color

Reset a text or link’s color with .text-reset, so that it inherits the color from its parent.

Muted text with a reset link.



        <p class="text-muted">
          Muted text with a <a href="#" class="text-reset">reset link</a>.
        </p>

      

Text decoration

Remove a text decoration with a .text-decoration-none class.

Non-underlined link


        <a href="#" class="text-decoration-none">Non-underlined link</a>

      

Getting started : download & setup


Download

All the components and features are part of MDBootstrap package.

MDBootstrap (Material Design for Bootstrap) is a free (MIT Licensed) framework combining Material Design and the newest Bootstrap 4.

Click the button below to go to Download Page, where you can download MDBootstrap package.

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MDB Pro

Using components and features labeled as MDB Pro component requires MDB Pro package.

Click the button below to learn more about MDBbootstrap Pro package

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Tutorials

If you need additional help to start, use our "5 min Quick Start" or "Full tutorial" resources.

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Compilation

To reduce a weight of MDBootstrap package, you can compile your own, custom package containing only components and features you need.

Map of dependencies of SCSS files in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All free and pro files require files from 'core' catalog

    'none' means 'this component doesn't require anything except core files'

    A file wrapped by `< >` means that this file make the base component prettier but it isn't necessary for the proper working

    All PRO components require 'pro/_variables.scss' file

    scss/
    |
    |-- core/
    |   |
    |   |-- bootstrap/
    |   |	|-- _functions.scss
    |   |	|-- _variables.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _colors.scss
    |   |-- _global.scss
    |   |-- _helpers.scss
    |   |-- _masks.scss
    |   |-- _mixins.scss
    |   |-- _typography.scss
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _waves.scss
    |
    |-- free/
    |   |-- _animations-basic.scss --> none
    |   |-- _animations-extended.scss --> _animations-basic.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> none
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> none <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> _forms.scss, _buttons.scss, _dropdowns.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _input-group.scss>
    |   |-- _pagination.scss --> none
    |   |-- _badges.scss --> none
    |   |-- _modals.scss --> _buttons.scss, _forms.scss (PRO --> _tabs.scss)
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> <_buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none <_buttons.scss, _forms.scss, _cards.scss>
    |   |-- _footers.scss none <_buttons.scss> (PRO: )
    |   |-- _list-group.scss --> none
    |   |-- _tables.scss --> none (PRO: _material-select.scss, pro/_forms.scss, _checkbox.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_cards.scss, _pagination.scss, pro/_msc.scss)
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    |-- pro/
    |   |
    |   |-- picker/
    |   |   |-- _default.scss --> none
    |   |   |-- _default-time.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _default-date.scss --> _default.scss, free/_forms.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- sections/
    |   |   |-- _templates.scss --> _sidenav.scss
    |   |   |-- _social.scss --> free/_cards.scss, free/ _forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss,
    |   |   |-- _team.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss
    |   |   |-- _testimonials.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, pro/_carousels.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _magazine.scss --> _badges.scss
    |   |   |-- _pricing.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |   |-- _contacts.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |
    |   |-- _variables.scss
    |   |-- _buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _social-buttons.scss --> free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _tabs.scss --> _cards.scss
    |   |-- _cards.scss --> free/_cards.scss <_buttons.scss, _social-buttons.scss>
    |   |-- _dropdowns.scss --> free/_dropdowns.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _navbars.scss --> free/_navbars.scss  (PRO: )
    |   |-- _scrollspy.scss --> none
    |   |-- _lightbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _chips.scss --> none
    |   |-- _msc.scss --> none
    |   |-- _forms.scss --> none
    |   |-- _radio.scss --> none
    |   |-- _checkbox.scss --> none
    |   |-- _material-select.scss --> none
    |   |-- _switch.scss --> none
    |   |-- _file-input.scss --> free/_forms.scss, free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _range.scss --> none
    |   |-- _input-group.scss --> free/_input-group.scss and the same what free input group, _checkbox.scss, _radio.scss
    |   |-- _autocomplete.scss --> free/_forms.scss
    |   |-- _accordion.scss --> pro/_animations.scss, free/_cards.scss
    |   |-- _parallax.scss --> none
    |   |-- _sidenav.scss --> free/_forms.scss, pro/_animations.scss, sections/_templates.scss
    |   |-- _ecommerce.scss --> free/_cards.scss, pro/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss, pro/_buttons.scss, pro/_msc.scss
    |   |-- _carousels.scss --> free/_carousels.scss, free/_cards.scss, free/_buttons.scss 
    |   |-- _steppers.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _blog.scss --> none
    |   |-- _toasts.scss --> free/_buttons.scss
    |   |-- _animations.scss --> none
    |   |-- _charts.scss --> none
    |   |-- _progress.scss --> none
    |   |-- _scrollbar.scss --> none
    |   |-- _skins.scss --> none
    |   |-- _depreciated.scss
    |
    `-- _custom-skin.scss
    `-- _custom-styles.scss
    `-- _custom-variables.scss
    `-- mdb.scss

  

Map of dependencies of JavaScript modules in MDBootstrap:


    Legend:

    '-->' means 'required'

    All files require jQuery and bootstrap.js

    js/
    ├── dist/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    ├── _intro-mdb-pro.js
    ├── modules.js
    ├── src/
    │   ├── buttons.js
    │   ├── cards.js
    │   ├── character-counter.js
    │   ├── chips.js
    │   ├── collapsible.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── dropdown.js --> Popper.js, jquery.easing.js
    │   ├── file-input.js
    │   ├── forms-free.js
    │   ├── material-select.js --> dropdown.js
    │   ├── mdb-autocomplete.js
    │   ├── preloading.js
    │   ├── range-input.js --> vendor/velocity.js
    │   ├── scrolling-navbar.js
    │   ├── sidenav.js --> vendor/velocity.js, vendor/hammer.js, vendor/jquery.hammer.js
    │   └── smooth-scroll.js
    └── vendor/
        ├── addons/
        │   ├── datatables.js
        │   └── datatables.min.js
        ├── chart.js
        ├── enhanced-modals.js
        ├── hammer.js
        ├── jarallax.js
        ├── jarallax-video.js --> vendor/jarallax.js
        ├── jquery.easing.js
        ├── jquery.easypiechart.js
        ├── jquery.hammer.js --> vendor/hammer.js
        ├── jquery.sticky.js
        ├── lightbox.js
        ├── picker-date.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── picker.js
        ├── picker-time.js --> vendor/picker.js
        ├── scrollbar.js
        ├── scrolling-navbar.js
        ├── toastr.js
        ├── velocity.js
        ├── waves.js
        └── wow.js
  

Compilation & Customization tutorial

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Integrations with Angular, React or Vue

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