Tabs are used for creating quickly, but electively simple columns. Microsoft words offer five tab-stop types-left, centre, right, decimal and bar tabs. They tire helpful in aligning text and making simple columnar lists. The default tab-stop position is 0.5 inch.
Alignment is a way (If organizing the text. It refers to the position of the text relative to the margins. There are left, right, centre and justify alignment.
(i) To right — align a paragraph, position the cursor on any line within the paragraph and click on the align right button on the formatting toolbar.
(ii) To left — align a paragraph, position the cursor on any line within the paragraph and click on the align left button on the formatting toolbar.
(iii) The centre align button is used to centre the heading and text.
(iv) To justify a line of text, position the cursor on the line and click on the justify button on the formatting toolbar.
The above operations can also be done using a short cut with a keyboard as demonstrated below.
Keyboard shortcut Result
Ctrl + E Centre alignment
Ctrl +J Justify alignment
Ctrl + L Left alignment
Ctrl + R Right alignment