Tab stops are a very useful tool when using PowerPoint 2007 to control paragraph indents within a text box.
First, you want to make sure you are in Normal View to be able to use the ruler which is needed to execute the tab stops.
Next, click on the box next to the ruler option under the view tab.
There are already default indents setup for each of the five levels of bullets and numbered lists used in a paragraph set at every inch. These default indents and tab stops are shown on the top ruler when you click on the textbox or the text area. These are the small grey markers (lines) that appear underneath the ruler.
To change the default tab stops, drag the tab stop (grey marker) to a new position that matches the text’s position of the indent you would like. The space between all default tab stops changes proportionately. For example, if you move a default tab to one-half inch, all default tabs will be one-half inch apart. For more accurate positioning of the indent markers hold down the Ctrl key as you drag them.
To add a new tab stop click the button on the far left of the ruler to cycle through the different types of tabs, there are four in total;
|Left tab – Text is aligned with its left edge on the tab stop|
|Centre tab- Text is centred beneath the tab stop|
|Right tab – Text is aligned with its right edge on the tab stop|
|Decimal tab – Numbers are aligned with the decimal point beneath the tab stop|
Once you have selected which tab stop you would like to insert, click on the top ruler where you would like to add the tab stop. You can drag this tab stop around anytime, or add as many tab stops as you wish. When you add a tab stop, any default tab stops located to the left of the new tab stop are removed. You can press (Ctrl + Tab) to move to the next tab.
If you would like to remove a tab stop, use the mouse to drag the stop off the ruler.
I hope this helped you out!Tags: 2007, align, Bonneteau, indent, paragraph, powerpoint, tab stop, text, Travis, word