Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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The text you type should be short; it appears only at the start of the line.
4. Press the Tab key.
The insertion pointer hops over to the center tab stop.
5. Type the text to center.
As you type, the text is centered on the line. Don’t type too much; remember that the center tab is
a single-line thing.
6. Press Enter to end the line of text.
Obviously, if you want only to center text on a line, centering the entire paragraph is a better choice;
see Chapter 11 . Otherwise, this technique finds itself used mostly in page headers and footers, which
are covered in Chapter 14 . Look there for an additional example.
The Right Tab Stop
A right tab seems useless until you’ve seen one in action. You use it to right-justify text at a tab stop,
allowing a single line of text to contain both right- and left-justified text. You’ve probably seen such
a thing but never thought you could create it easily. Read this section and discover how it’s done.
As with the other unusual tab stops, the right tab stop works best on a single line of text.
The following two sections assume that the ruler is visible. To show the ruler, click the View
tab and ensure that a check mark appears by the Ruler item in the Show group.
Making a right-stop, left-stop list
To create a centered, 2-column list with a right tab stop and a left tab stop, shown in Figure 12-5 ,
obey these steps:
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