Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Tabs
the slide master in that case.) The preset tab stops appear as gray squares at regular inter-
vals below the ruler, as you saw in Figure 6.9. Drag one of those gray squares to the right or
left to change the preset tab stop interval. Preset tab stops are always left-aligned stops.
Each paragraph can have its own separate custom tab stops set. If you set the tab stops for
one of the outline level paragraphs on the slide master or a layout master, it affects all bul-
lets of that outline level. To set tab stops, follow these steps:
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1. View the slide containing the text box in Normal, Outline, or Slide Master view
and select the paragraphs to affect.
2. If the horizontal ruler does not appear, choose View
Show
Ruler.
3. Click the ruler where you want to set the tab. A little L appears, showing that
you’ve just placed a left tab stop.
You can also set centered, right-aligned, or decimal-aligned tab stops. To set one of these,
click the Tab Type button at the far left of the ruler. Each time you click this button, it
cycles through the available tab stop types, shown in Table 6.1.
TABLE 6.1 Tab Stop Types
Tab Appearance
Type
Left
Center
Right
Decimal
To get rid of a tab stop, drag and drop it off the ruler.
You can also set tab stops via a Tabs dialog box for more precision. To access the Tabs dialog
box, follow these steps:
1. Select the paragraph(s) to affect. To affect all slides, select the placeholders on
the slide master in Slide Master view.
2. On the Home tab, click the dialog box launcher in the Paragraph group. The
Paragraph dialog box opens.
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