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#4: Tabs

One way to manually format certain elements of Word documents is to use tab stops—for example, to create columned lists without using real columns or tables. The shortcut to the Tabs dialog in previous versions of Word was on the Format menu. Though the menu is all gone and you won’t find anything about tabs on the new Ribbon, tabs still exist in Word 2007. To visually see the tab positions, you can bring up the ruler by clicking the little View Ruler button just above the vertical scroll bar. Then you can place tabs on the ruler just like you could in pre-2007 versions; click the ruler. For the Tabs dialog box, to modify all the settings, click the small arrow button on the lower-right corner of the Paragraph Galley on the Home tab. Then from the lower-left corner of the Paragraph dialog box, click the Tabs button.

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