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The Special drop-down list allows you
to set hanging and first line indents in the Paragraph dialog box.
Working with Tabs
There is no "Flush Right" command in Word like there is in Word
Perfect. It is necessary to use a right-aligned tab to achieve the same
There are five types of tabs in Word: left, right, center, decimal and
bar. In Word 2000, they are all available on the ruler. In Word 97, the
bar tab is only accessible by choosing Tabs from the Format menu. The
bar tab draws a vertical line at the position you set.
In headers and footers beginning with Word 2007 there
are special alignment tabs (left, center and right). These
are independent of the paragraph or style tab settings. For more on
Alignment Tabs, see
Headers and Footers, Sections .
While alignment tabs will work in the body of a document, the control
for them is only on the header/footer tools ribbon. It can be added to
the QAT. Using them in the body of a document seldom would make sense.
If you want to change where text starts or ends in a part of the body of
a document, rather than change the margins (as in Word Perfect) you
would change the Indents.
Indents are paragraph-level formatting, not section-level like margins.
The alignment tabs are responsive to changes in the margins and the
corresponding indent settings. They do not respond to the
paragraph-level tab settings, though.
All versions of Word: Setting a tab using the mouse is a
two-step process: While your cursor is positioned in the paragraph you
want to add the tab to, first click the Tab Alignment box at the left
edge of the ruler until you access the tab that you want to use. Second,
click the ruler where the tab should appear. Many users report that they
have better luck setting tabs in the horizontal ruler when they click in
the bottom half of the ruler.
Note If you make a mistake, click and drag the tab to the
correct location on the ruler. If it's the wrong tab (center instead
of left) drag the tab marker off into the document window, release
the mouse, and the marker will disappear.
After you have made tab settings for one paragraph, they are copied down to the next paragraph when you press the ENTER key. If you need to clear all tabs, drag them off the ruler or from the Format menu, choose Tabs, and then select Clear All. The next figure is an example of various tabs applied in a document: