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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Step by Step by Joyce Cox and Joan Lambert

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Creating a Tabular List

If you have a relatively small amount of data to present in a table, you might choose to display it in a tabular list, which arranges text in simple columns separated by left, right, centered, or decimal tab stops.

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For more information about setting tab stops, see "Manually Changing the Look of Paragraphs" in Chapter 3.

When entering text in a tabular list, people have a tendency to press the Tab key multiple times to align the columns of the list. If you do this, you have no control over the column widths. To be able to fine-tune the columns, you need to set custom tab stops rather than relying on the default ones. When you want to set up a tabular list, you should press Tab only once between the items that you ...

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