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Working with Tabs
Working with Tabs
Tabs are a throwback to the days of the typewriter, when it was necessary
to make tab stops in order to align text. Except for making leaders and
aligning text in headers and footers, everything you can do with tabs can also be
done by creating a table — and it can be done far faster. All you have to do is
align the text inside the table and then remove the table borders. (Chapter 4
of this mini-book explains tables.)
A tab stop is a point around which or against which text is formatted. As
shown in Figure 2-11, Word offers five tab types for aligning text: Left, Center,
Right, Decimal, and Bar (a bar tab stop merely draws a vertical line on the
page). When you press the Tab key, you advance the text cursor by one tab
stop. Tab stops are shown on the ruler; symbols on the ruler tell you what
type of tab you’re dealing with.
Book II
Chapter 2
Figure 2-11:
Different
kinds of tab
stops.
By default, tabs are left-aligned and are set at half-inch intervals. Display the
ruler (click the Ruler check box on the View tab) and follow these steps to
change tabs or change where tabs appear on the ruler:
1. Select the paragraphs that need different tab settings.
2. Click the Tab box on the left side of the ruler as many times as
necessary to choose the kind of tab you want.
Symbols on the tab box indicate which type of tab you’re choosing.
3. Click on the ruler where you want the tab to go.
You can click as many times as you want and enter more than one kind
of tab.
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