How to Make a Right-Stop, Left-Stop List in Word 2010

You use a righ tab in Word 2010 to right-justify text at a tab stop, allowing a single line of text to contain both right- and left-justified text. You've probably seen, but not recognized, examples of a right tab all over the place.

Create a centered, two-column list with a right tab stop and a left tab stop:

1

Start out on a blank line, the line you want to format.

You can either start with a new document or simply press Enter to go to the next line in a document.

2

Select the right tab stop from the Tab gizmo.

Keep clicking the Tab gizmo with the mouse until the right tab stop appears.

3

Click the mouse at the 3-inch position on the Ruler.

If the Ruler is hidden, first click the View Ruler button to make it appear.

4

Select the left tab stop from the Tab gizmo.

Click, click, click until you see the left tab stop.

5

Click the mouse at the 3-1/8-inch position on the Ruler.

Don't fret — you can change the tab stop positions when you're just about done.

6

Press the Tab key.

The insertion pointer hops over to the 3-inch stop, the right tab stop.

7

Type your text.

The text is right-justified at the right tab stop.

8

Press the Tab key and type your text.

The text is left-justified (normal).

9

Press Enter to end the line of text.

Repeat Steps 6 through 9 for each line in the list. As long as you limit the text to one line, the list should look great.

10

To make adjustments, select the list as a block and use the mouse to adjust the tab stops on the Ruler.

While you move the tab stops, a dashed line extends through your text, showing you where the text lines up.

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