How to Indentify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

To effectively use indentations and tabs, first go under the View tab and make sure the checkbox next to Ruler is checked. If it is, a ruler to the top and the left of the document should be present.

To create a hanging indent, select the text and left-click and drag the middle marker highlighted below. To make sure it is the right indent of the three, hover the cursor over them to have a tooltip show up.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

The first line indent can be moved separately as shown below.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

Moving the bottom indent (Left line indent) moves the entire text over.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

The size of the selection does not matter for any of the indents.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

To create a tab stop, simply left-click on the ruler.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

When tabbing, it should go to the tab stop. If there is a previous indentation, it will go to that first, then on the second tabbing it will go to the tab stop.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

To change options for tabs, click the bottom-right pointing arrow in the bottom right of the Paragraph section.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

Click Tabs to get specific options for tabs.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

The Tabs menu should pop up and allow you specific adjustments and tweaks.

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016

That’s it!

Identify and Use Tabs in Word 2016