Yes ...under the Window menu click on the Paragraph option. A new palette is presented to you (you can dock it with the others if you wish). Click on the object you want to adjust. Now click on the Paragraph palette. Just below the Pragraph tab is a statement telling what you are adjusting. Change this to "Currently editing Value properties". Now you can click on the paragraph alignment icons to get the desired result.
Thank you for the pointer. I use the paragraph palette quit often and did not explore those icons. Should have notice it earlier. Thanks.