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Word of the week: Tab stops

Yes, it’s two words–but two questions come up a lot:

  • How do you put a tab stop in a table cell?
  • How do you get those dotted underlines below the tab stops, like you see in a table of contents. (We call them “dot leaders.”)

To put a tab stop in a table cell, hold down the CTRL key while you press the TAB key.

Dot leaders are just a bit more involved. We’ll show you both:

For more information, see Set tab stops or clear them.

And if you are making a table of contents, consider using the automatic features in Word 2010. They will save you quite a lot of typing.

–Joannie Stangeland