The RTF Style Template Editor supports left, right, center and decimal tab stops. The tab stops are very useful for creating columns and tables. A paragraph can have as many as 20 tab positions.
|·||The left tab stop begins the text following a tab character at the next tab position. To create a left tab stop, click on the specified location on the ruler. The left tab stop is indicated on the ruler by an arrow with a tail toward the right.|
|·||The right tab stop aligns the text at the current tab stop such that the text ends at the tab marker. To create a right tab stop, right-click on the specified location on the ruler. The right tab stop is indicated on the ruler by an arrow with a tail toward the left.|
|·||The center tab stop centers the text at the current tab position. To create a center tab stop, press and click on the specified location on the ruler. The center tab stop is indicated on the ruler by a straight arrow.|
|·||The tab stop aligns the text at the decimal point. To create a decimal tab stop, press and right-click on the specified location on the ruler. The decimal tab stop is indicated on the ruler by a dot under a straight arrow.|
|·||Tab stops can also be created by using the menu option. This enables you to specify the tab position, tab type (left, right, center or decimal) and tab leader (dot, hyphen, underline or none).|
|·||To move a tab position using the mouse, simply click on the tab symbol on the ruler, drag the cursor to the required location and release the mouse button.|
|·||To clear a tab position, simply click at the required tab marker, or select the option from the menu. You can also clear all tab stops for the selected text by selecting the menu option.|
|·||The menu option affects the movement of the tabs (and the paragraph indentation markers) on the ruler. When you select this option, the movements of these markers are locked on to an invisible gird at an interval of 1/16 inch.|
A tab command is generally applicable to every line of the current paragraph. However, if you highlight a block of text before initiating a tab command, the tab command is then applicable only to the lines in the highlighted block of text.