You can align text at specific points by setting tab stops in a document, text box, table cell, or shape. When you press the Tab key (or Option-Tab when you’re working in a table cell), the insertion point (and any text to the right of it) moves to the next tab stop, and text you type starts at that point. You can use the symbols on the horizontal ruler or the Text inspector to manage tab stops.

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Adding a new tab stop

Setting a New Tab Stop

Changing the location and type of tab stops

Changing a Tab Stop

Removing a tab stop

Deleting a Tab Stop

Changing the distance between tab stops

Setting the Default Distance Between Tabs

Adjusting ruler preferences

Changing Ruler Settings

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