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Using tabs

Tabs allow you to correctly align several lines of text one underneath the other. Word provides a number of tab stops depending on alignment settings or the item you wish to align.

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If you want to view the tab stops, display the formatting marks by activating the images/13iac25.png tool on the Home tab (Paragraph group).

Tabs are represented by the character images/IC-031.png.
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Enter any text which should appear at the beginning of the line.

To go on to the next tab stop, press the [Tab] key.

Word tab stops are set every 1.25 cm by default.

To return to the previous tab stop, delete the tab character by pressing [Backspace].

If the [Tab] and [Backspace] keys cause the left and first line indents to increase or decrease, deactivate the Set left and first-indent with tabs and backspaces option in the AutoCorrect dialogue box (File tab - Options - Proofing - AutoCorrect Options button - AutoFormat As You Type tab).