When using Word XP Ruler functions let you manipulate margins, tabs, and indents. Learn how to use the Ruler Word XP feature to format text.
You can adjust the width of margins, tabs, and indents in your document using the ruler.
The ruler is helpful when you need to create several columns, show column placement, or show the distance between columns.
If you switch to Print Layout view (Choose ViewPrint Layout View), a vertical ruler displays along the left-hand side of the screen. To hide this vertical ruler, switch to a different layout view.
The ruler provides a visual tool that allows you to quickly view, create, and change your documents tabs, margins, and indents.
Click the small gray box to the left of the ruler to move through the tab settings.
Remember that you can also increase or decrease your Indents by using the Increase Indent/Decrease Indent buttons on the Formatting toolbar.