- Formatting Text
- Formatting Text for Emphasis
- Selecting Text with Similar Formatting
- Setting Formatting Options
- Finding and Replacing Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Custom Formatting
- Changing Paragraph Alignment
- Changing Line Spacing
- Changing Character Spacing
- Displaying Rulers
- Setting Paragraph Tabs
- Setting Paragraph Indents
- Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists
- Applying Borders and Shading
- Hiding Text
Setting Paragraph Tabs
In your document, tabs set how text or numerical data aligns in relation to the document margins. A tab stop is a predefined stopping point along the document’s typing line. Default tab stops are set every half-inch, but you can set multiple tabs per paragraph at any location. Choose from four text tab stops: left, right, center, and decimal (for numerical data). The bar tab inserts a vertical bar at the tab stop. You can use the Tab button on the horizontal ruler to switch between the available tabs.
Create and Clear a Tab Stop
- Select one or more paragraphs in which you want to set a tab stop.
- Click the Tab button on the horizontal ruler until it shows the type of tab stop you want.
- Click the ruler where you want to set the tab stop.
- If necessary, drag the tab stop to position it where you want.
To display a numerical measurement in the ruler where the tab is placed, press and hold Alt as you drag.
- To clear a tab stop, drag it off the ruler.
Aligns text to the left of the tab stop
Aligns text to the right of the tab stop
Centers text on the tab stop
Aligns numbers on the decimal point
Inserts a vertical bar at the tab stop