Using the Ruler
When using Word Ruler functions let you manipulate margins, tabs, and indents. Learn how to use the Ruler Word feature to format text.
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.