Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Session 3.1
Figure 3-6
Left tab stop on ruler
new tab stop
aligned column
5. Click the Save button
on the Standard toolbar to save your work.
The two columns of information are now aligned, as Caitlyn requested. Notice that
Word changed the tab stops only for the selected paragraphs, not for all the paragraphs in
the document. In the Case Problems at the end of this tutorial you’ll have a chance to
work with tab stops using the Tabs dialog box (which you can open via the Tabs command
on the Format menu). Among other things, the Tabs dialog box allows you to insert a
leader, which is a row of dots (or other characters) between tabbed text. A dot leader
makes it easier to read a long list of tabbed material because the eye can follow the dots
from one item to the next. You can also use the Tabs dialog box to clear (or remove) tab
stops from a document. Next, you need to change the layout of the title page.
Formatting the Document in Sections
According to the company guidelines, the title page of the report should be centered
between the top and bottom margins of the page. To format the title page differently
from the rest of the report, you need to divide the document into sections. A section is
a unit or part of a document that can have its own page orientation, margins, headers,
footers, and vertical alignment. Each section, in other words, is like a mini-document
within a document.
To divide a document into sections, you insert a section break , which appears in a doc-
ument as a dotted line with the words “Section Break.” A section break marks the point at
which one section ends and another begins. A section can start on a new page, or a sec-
tion can continue on the same page as text not included in the new section. You insert a
section break with the Break command on the Insert menu. To delete a section break (or a
page break), click the line representing the break and press the Delete key.
 
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