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Chapter 7. Working with Tabs and Indents > Aligning Text Using Tabs

Aligning Text Using Tabs

Although the left and right alignment of text in your document is governed by the margins set in the document, there are times when you want to align the text to emphasize a list of items or otherwise offset text from the rest of the items on the page. In Chapter 5, “Changing How Text Looks,” you worked with centering and justification as a way to change the alignment of text. Another way to align text in a document is to use tabs. Tabs are set every half inch by default in a new document. Every time you press the Tab key on the keyboard, you offset the text line from the left margin one tab stop.

You can customize tab stops to align text lines in columns. Word gives you complete control over where the tab stops are set in your document. Word also provides different tabs that enable you to align text in different ways:


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