Indents and Tabs

In Word 2016 indents and tabs add structure to documents. Use the MS Word indent ruler and tabs to help make documents clearer.


  1. Open our practice document.
  2. Use the Tab key to indent the beginning of each paragraph in the body of the cover letter. These start with I am exceedingly interested, While working toward, and Enclosed is a copy.
  3. When you're finished, the first page should look like this:
    Indents Challenge 1
  4. Scroll to page 2.
  5. Select all of the text below Training & Education on page 2.
  6. Place a right tab at the 6" (15.25 cm) mark.
  7. Insert your cursor before each date range, then press the Tab key. These dates include 2008, 1997-2001, and 1995-1997.
  8. Select each job description under the Experience section and move the Left Indent to the 0.25" (50 mm) mark.
  9. When you're finished, page 1 should look something like this:
    Indents Challenge 2