Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Setting and using tabs
Tab leaders are visual aids that help the reader better track content separated by tabs.
For example, to create a signature or other ﬁ fill-in area for a printed form, type and format
the prompt (Name:, Phone:, and so on). Open the Tabs dialog box, enter the desired Tab
stop position value, click Right under alignment, and then click the Leader option 4 (solid
underscore). Click OK, and then click to the right of your prompt and press Tab. This creates
something like what is shown in Figure 6.14.
Tab leader lines are ideal for creating underscored ﬁ fill in areas for paper forms.
To change a tab leader, click the tab in the Tab stop position list of the Tabs dialog box, click the desired style under
Leader, and then click Set. Similarly, you can click a tab in the Tab stop position list, and then click Clear to remove
the tab stop. When you i nish working with Tabs, click OK to close the Tabs dialog box.
Setting tabs with the ruler
You can set tabs using the horizontal ruler as well. First display the ruler if needed by
checking Ruler in the Show group of the View tab. Then determine the tab type by clicking
the tab selector control at the left end of the ruler. (Refer to Figure 6.7 for its location.) As
indicated earlier, this control cycles among Word’s ﬁ ve built-in tab types, as well as First
Line Indent and Hanging Indent controls. Figure 6.15 shows the markers or buttons for the
ﬁ ve built-in tab types. When the desired tab type appears on the control, click the lower