Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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10. Ensure that the Left tab stop is chosen on the Tab gizmo.
The margin shows the Left Tab symbol.
11. Click the mouse to set a tab stop at 1 inch.
The second column snaps into place.
12. Adjust the tab stop and hanging indent triangle as necessary.
With the text still selected, you can slide the Left tab stop and the Hanging Indent icons on the
ruler to the left or right to adjust the look of your tab-tab-paragraph. Whatever looks best works
best.
You can vary these rules to have a tab-paragraph or even a triple-tab-paragraph. The more tabs you
have, the tighter the paragraph becomes in the last column, so be careful.
The Center Tab Stop
The center tab is a unique critter with a special purpose: Text placed at a center tab is centered on a
line. Unlike centering a paragraph, only text placed at the center tab stop is centered. This feature is
ideal for centering text in a header or footer, which is about the only time you need the center tab
stop.
Figure 12-4 shows an example of a center tab. The text on the left is at the start of the paragraph,
which is left-justified. But the text typed after the tab is centered on the line.
Figure 12-4: Center tab in action.
Here’s how to make that happen:
1. Start a new paragraph, one containing text that you want to center.
Center tabs inhabit 1-line paragraphs.
2. Set a center tab at the 3-inch position on the ruler.
If necessary, show the ruler; directions are found earlier in this chapter.
To pluck a center tab stop, click the Tab gizmo on the ruler until a center tab appears (as
shown in the margin). Click on the ruler to set the tab stop.
3. Type some text to start the line (optional).
 
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