Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting and using tabs
The ﬁ rst three lines show left, center, and right tabs; the number lines show a decimal tab;
and the ﬁ nail lines show a bar tab.
1. Select the paragraphs to change.
2. Click the dialog box launcher in the Paragraph group of the Home tab. The
Paragraph dialog box opens with its Indents and Spacing tab selected.
3. Click the Tabs button in the lower-left corner. The Tabs dialog box appears.
4. To set a tab, click in the Tab stop position text box, type the tab measurement,
click the desired choices under Alignment and Leader, and click Set.
5. To remove a tab, click it in the Tab stop position list, and click Clear.
6. Click OK to close the dialog box.
Working with tab leaders
Tab leaders are dashed or solid lines typically used to help the reader visually line up
information separated by tabs. Tab leaders often are used in tables of contents and indexes,
such as the one shown in Figure 6.13. You choose the type of leader to add when setting
the tab, as noted in Step 4 above. The Leader section of the Tabs dialog box (Figure 6.11)
offers four leader settings. The ﬁ rst removes any previously-applied leader for the tab
selected in the Tab stop position list. The next three choices create a dotted, dashed, or
underline leader, respectively, for a new or existing tab.