Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Set Tabs
You can use tabs to create vertically aligned
columns of text in your Word document. By
default, Word creates tab stops every 0.5 inches
across the page, and left-aligns the text on each
tab stop. You can set your own tab stops using
the ruler or the Tabs dialog box. You can also
change the tab alignment and specify an exact
measurement between tab stops.
Set Tabs
Set Quick Tabs
1 Position your mouse pointer over the top
edge of the work area and pause to
display the ruler.
You can also click the View tab and click
Ruler to turn on the ruler.
2 Click the Tab marker area to cycle
through to the type of tab marker that you
want to set.
sets a left-aligned tab.
sets a center-aligned tab.
sets a right-aligned tab.
sets a decimal tab (for lining up
columns of numbers on decimal points).
sets a bar tab (for setting a vertical bar
between columns).
3 Click in the ruler where you want to insert
the tab.
4 Click at the end of the text after which you
want to add a tab.
5 Press .
6 Type the text that should appear in the
next column.
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