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Setting Tab Stops to Align Text

You can align text at specific points by setting tab stops in a document, text box, table
cell, or shape. When you press the Tab key (or Option-Tab when you’re working in a
table cell), the insertion point (and any text to the right of it) moves to the next tab
stop, and text you type starts at that point. You can use the symbols on the horizontal
ruler or the Text inspector to manage tab stops.

To learn about

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Adding a new tab stop

“Setting a New Tab Stop” on page 94

Changing the location and type of tab stops

“Changing a Tab Stop” on page 95

Removing a tab stop

“Deleting a Tab Stop” on page 96

Changing the distance between tab stops

“Setting the Default Distance Between Tabs” on
page 96

Adjusting ruler preferences

“Changing Ruler Settings” on page 96