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Tabs - Google Docs

How do Tabs work in Google Docs? It's very simple, and you can customise your own.



Tabs are a great way to space out text in a paragraph without cluttering up the page. Google Docs already has default spacing for tabs, but you can set specific tab stops yourself, too. You can also set the alignment for tabs to be left-, centre- and right-aligned.

Use Tabs

  1. To use a tab in a paragraph, use the Tab key to advance to the next tab stop. By default this will align the text to the left. You can continue the paragraph as normal after the tab, or you can use the tab key again to start your next text at the next tab stop.

Customise Tabs

  1. To set your own tab stop, click on the ruler where you want it to be. Then choose its alignment - left, right, or centre.

  2. You can move a tab stop by dragging the tab marker on the ruler to the right or left. To remove it drag the tab stop down off the ruler

  3. If you set any custom tab stops, this will disable any of the default tab stops which are to the left of your first custom tab stop.


Default Tab Stops

Custom Tab Stops

Selecting Tab Stop Alignment


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