Aligning Text Using Tabs

Using the Word Ruler to set tabs enables you to visually check the position of of the tab stops. If the Ruler is not already displayed go to View on the menu bar and select Ruler from the dropdown menu.

View Tab


Clicking on the Tab button on the far left of the Ruler selects the type of tab. Left, Center, Right and Decimel are the choices.

Left Tab
Center Tab
Right Tab
Decimel Tab


After the appropriate tab type is selected, place the mouse pointer on the Ruler where you want to set the tab stop. Click the mouse and the tab stop will be set. The image below shows how the text is aligned at each tab stop.

Tab Examples


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