Using Indents and Tabs

In Word 2007 indents and tabs add structure to documents. Use the MS Word indent ruler and tabs to help make documents clearer.

Using indents and tabs

Click the Show/Hide command on the Home tab. This will allow you to see the nonprinting characters such as the spacebar, paragraph, and Tab key markings.

To indent using the Tab key:

The most common way to indent is to use the Tab key. This method is best for indenting one line of text rather than multiple lines.

To use the Indent commands:

Using the Tab key to indent multiple lines can make formatting difficult if you add or remove text later. Indenting multiple lines is best done using the Indent commands.


To modify the default indent settings:

Enter Indent Number