Answered By: Shawna Burtis Last Updated: Sep 03, 2020 Views: 3
Using the Ruler for Tabs
In Microsoft Word the Ruler helps to set tabs, to change a line's indentation or alignment.
Turn on the Ruler by clicking on the View, and select the checkbox to indicate Ruler.
Click on the Tabs icon on the left side of the ruler to select the type of tab you would like to add.
A Left tab stop sets the left end of the text line.
A Center tab stop sets the position at the middle of the text line. As you type, the text centers on this position.
A Right tab stop sets the right end of the text line.
A Decimal tab stop aligns numbers around a decimal point.
A Bar tab stop doesn't position text. It inserts a vertical bar at the tab position.
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For more resources, see the MS Word: Tabs and MS Word: Using Tabs for Dot Leaders in a Table of Contents resources.
Office 365/MS Word 2016
Walden students have access to both Office 365 and the desktop version, MS Word 2016. Office 365 does not offer the full functionality of MS Word so we recommend students use the desktop version of MS Word (Word 2016). The Customer Care Team offers Technology Support for Office 365 and instructions for downloading Office 2016 to your computer.
For more help:
- Visit the Academic Skills Center for APA Formatting for Microsoft Word Tutoring
- In addition, the Writing Center provides Walden Templates that are pre-formatted for you.
- If you are having issues formatting the template, or for any other MS Word questions, contact the APA Formatting for MS Word tutors: email@example.com