The following article pertains only to Macintosh versions of Word (e.g. Word 2004 and Word 2008).  For information pertaining to setting tabs in Windows versions of word, please see Article #1615.

Working with Tabs from the Ruler
1) Select the paragraph(s) that will receive new tab settings
2) Click the Tab Type icon
3) The Tab Type pull-down menu appears.
4) Select the desired tab type
5) On the Ruler, click where you want the tab
NOTE: Be sure to click below any numbers or dash marks.

Working with Tabs from the Tabs Dialog Box
1) Select the paragraph(s) that will receive new tab settings
2) Click the Tab Type icon. The Tab Type pull-down menu appears.
3) Select Tabs. The Tabs dialog box appears.
4) In the Tab stop position text box, type the desired value (in inches)
5) In the Alignment section, select the desired alignment
6) OPTIONAL: In the Leader section, select the desired leader
7) Click Set
8) After all tabs have been set, click OK

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Setting Tabs in Word 2008

Article number: 
1617
Last updated: 
September 10, 2012