If you’ve never been shown, you’ll be one of the countless number of people who never use tab stop. Right up until a couple of years ago I never knew of this either, yet it is one of the most useful featires in any word processor to keep your documents looking neat and professional.
What’s a tab stop?
A tab stop is an invisible vertical line which runs down your page. With a magic button (TAB) your cursor will jump to it. It’s very useful for writing lists of text in columns.Think of an invoice with a list of prices listed on the right hand side. A tab-stop will keep it nicely lined up.
Create your tab stops and keep your text looking smart. Normally a left aligned tab-stop is used for standard text and a right aligned tab-stop is used for numbers to keep all the units lined up. Take a look below to see how to do it…