I have Microsoft Word 2007 document:enter image description here

However you can see with longer word it doesn't go like I want, it would be better if it would spawn a new line like in another example below (I made it but formatting looks weird with that shift enter and I think it's possible to make it other way) enter image description here

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They have invented tables for this purpose.

Don't do this manually, it'll be a pain to manage it and you don't want special characters shown for that...

  • Table are certainly the easy way to go
    – uSlackr
    Sep 20, 2011 at 22:29
  • yeah I guess I could but better would be with tabs and it's just for one word, but if it's really very very hard to make then I will just increase first tab length, because it's just a bit longer word
    – Templar
    Sep 20, 2011 at 22:50
  • The only exception is the last term can be made to wrap by setting the hanging indent to the position of the last tab stop. Sep 20, 2011 at 22:56
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    @Templar: Tabs aren't meant to made columns of wrapping text. Similar to Tables, you can also introduce Columns into your document, if that's what you want. As said, don't do this kind of stuff manually as you'll lose a great deal of time trying to get something perfect which can happen automatically through Tables or Columns... Sep 20, 2011 at 22:59
  • Can you also look this question? superuser.com/questions/338244/…
    – Templar
    Sep 21, 2011 at 15:50

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