Using Tabs - Exercise

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Using Tabs - Exercise

Using Tabs

Duration: 15 to 25 minutes.

In this exercise, you will show and hide the Ruler and use tabs and the Ruler to change the alignment of text in a document.

  1. Display the Ruler. If it is already showing, hide it and then display it again.
  2. Change the alignment of the paragraphs in Ruler Exercise1.docx (in the Word2013.1/Exercises folder) per the instructions in the document.

Solution:

  1. Select the VIEW tab. In the Show group, check/uncheck Ruler.
  2. There are multiple steps to this solution:
    1. Left Indent
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Click the Tab Selector button until the Left tab icon is displayed:
      3. Click at the one inch mark on the Ruler.
      4. Place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph and click the Tab key.
    2. Right Indent
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Click the Tab Selector button until the Right tab icon is displayed:
      3. Click at the six inch mark on the Ruler.
      4. Place the cursor at the beginning of the paragraph and press the Tab key.
    3. First Line Indent
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Drag the First Line Indent tab to the right.
    4. Hanging Indent
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Drag the Hanging Indent tab two inches to the right.
    5. Center Indent
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Click the Tab Selector button until the Center tab icon is displayed:
      3. Click at the 3.25 inch mark on the Ruler.
      4. Place cursor at beginning of paragraph and press the Tab key.
    6. Bar Tab
      1. Place the cursor in the paragraph.
      2. Click the Tab Selector button until the Bar tab icon is displayed:
      3. Click at the 3.25 inch mark on the Ruler.
      4. Click the Tab Selector button until the Right tab icon is displayed:
      5. Click at the 6.5 inch mark on the Ruler.
      6. Place the cursor before "that" and press the Tab key.
    7. Decimal Tab
      1. Select all four numbers.
      2. Click the Tab Selector button until the Decimal tab icon is displayed:
      3. Click at the two inch mark on the Ruler.
      4. Place the cursor before the first number and press the Tab key.
      5. Place the cursor before the second, third and fourth numbers and press the Tab key each time.
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