Set tabs in a table

To tab text inside a table cell

Click or tap in front of the text or numbers you want to indent, and then press CTRL+TAB.

To set a tab stop

  1. Go to Home and select the Paragraph dialog launcher Dialog box launcher .

  2. Select Tabs.

  3. In the Tab stop position field, type a measurement where you want the tab stop.

  4. Select an Alignment.

  5. Select a Leader if you want one.

  6. Select Set.

  7. Select OK.

Tabs dialog box

  1. Go to Home and select the Paragraph dialog launcher Dialog box launcher .

  2. Select Tabs.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Select a tab stop and select Clear.

    • Select Clear All to remove all tab stops.

  4. Select OK.

To tab text inside a table cell

Click or tap in front of the text or numbers you want to indent, and then press CTRL+TAB.

To set a tab stop

  1. Go to Format > Tabs.

  2. In the Tab stops field, type the measurement where you want the tab stop.

  3. Select the Alignment.

  4. Select a Leader if you want one.

  5. Select Add tab stop button to set the tab.

  6. Select OK.

Mac tab's dialog box

  1. Go to Format > Tabs.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • To clear a single tab stop, select the tab stop and then select Remove tab stop button .

    • To clear all tabs, select Clear All

  3. Select OK.

To use the ruler to set and remove tab stops, see Using the ruler in Word.

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