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In Word 2016 is there a way to align the first portion of text to the left, then the next part to the right? For example I used tab to accomplish the bellow, but it doesn't work very well and would get messed up if changes were made.

screen shot of what I'm trying to get

I already have a large document where there are several enteries of the format:

line 1
line 2

and now I want to combine them into a single line as seen above.

  • "would get messed up if changes were made". What kind of changes did you have in mind? – user181946 Apr 7 '16 at 9:21
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Is there a way to align the first part to the left, then the next part to the right?

Use a Right Tab stop enter image description here.

After following the instructions below, everything you type before a tab will align left. Everything you type after a tab will align right (assuming there are no other tab stops in the ruler).

  1. Click the tab selector at the left end of the ruler until it displays a Right Tab stop enter image description here

    If you don't see the horizontal ruler that runs along the top of the document, click the "View Ruler" button at the top of the vertical scroll bar.

    View Ruler button

  2. Click on the ruler where you want to set the tab stop.

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enter image description here A Right Tab stop sets the right end of the text. As you type, the text moves to the left.

Source Set tab stops or clear them

Example usage:

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Image Source Indents and Tabs


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