Using Tabs in Word -A quick guide
(2007 or 2010 version shown here but much the same in all versions)
Tabs are useful when you want text lined up on sides of a line or making multiple columns (alternative to Tables) in your Word documents.
To set a tab, first click just under the number on the ruler bar where you want the tab to appear (see below) A small L shaped marker will appear, this is the tab setting.
Tabs will continue in use for the next line when the Return key is pressed to make the new line. Of course any line can have different Tabs to the others.
To move a Tab, hold mouse cursor over tab marker until it identifies the tab (yellow hint) and then hold mouse and drag to place along the ruler.
To remove a Tab for the current line, hold as above and drag down off the ruler bar.
To actually use the Tabs once set in place, press the key on the keyboard (shown like the image here), to jump to the next Tab available. You can skip any tab by pressing the TAB key again.
This is just a quick guide to using Tabs. There are many anomalies and other features of using Tabs.