Setting tabs with the ruler
Word offers five types of tabs you can set on the ruler. These tab buttons are located to the left of the ruler:
To place a tab on the ruler:
- Click the cursor anywhere in the block of text you want to format.
- Click the tab selection button (upper-left next to tab).
- Click the ruler where you want your tab to be set.
- Press the Tab key to move your text to the new tab.