- Formatting Text
- Formatting Text for Emphasis
- Changing Character Spacing
- Selecting Text with Similar Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Formatting
- Finding and Replacing Custom Formatting
- Changing Paragraph Alignment
- Changing Line 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; see the table for more information about tab stops.
- 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.