Aligning word

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Office 365' started by flex22, Nov 18, 2003.

  1. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    I don't want to keep posting what's probably trivial stuff for you guys, but I'm gonna anyway :soz

    I've just one of my CV's, and I need to align the text.The help paperclip said it could help me, but it doesn't make sense, afterall, it's a paperclip, they can't even talk.

    So, how do I do this.

    Ta :!:
  2. SimonV
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    SimonV Petabyte Poster Gold Member

    What, kill the paper clip? :dunce

    Sorry flex, what are you asking? How to align text? Do you mean centre or right align your text or are you wanting to use tab alignments?

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  3. Rosy
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    Rosy Megabyte Poster

    Hey Flex

    Are you looking at aligning the text next to headings eg, qualifications? If so then I think that you are looking at using the tab feature.

    Tabs are automatically set to every 1.27cm on the page, however you can set them where you want - so if you want all your qualifications to be indented in from the heading neatly at say 7cm you can.

    To do this enter your text with a tab next to the heading and at the start of the other lines you wish to ondent. Then highlight your text, go to Format and choose Tabs. Then type 7 (or what number you are looking for) in the box on the left, choose the alignment on the right and click Set at the bottom. (You can set a second tab say at 14cm to align dates - remember to press tab between that quals and the dates for this to work)

    When you click ok the text should be lined up as you wish. To check how many tab marks you have in if it doesn't look right click the show and hide button on the standard toolbar (lloks like a backwards P with an extra line).

    Hope that this helps.

    PS - just shout if this doesn't make sense or isn't what you were after!
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  4. flex22

    flex22 Gigabyte Poster

    Just completed an updated CV for a new job.

    Forgot to say a big thanks to Rosy for all those instructions.The CV's presentation is a lot better now that the lines are in perfect alignment.

    I really need to buy a book on word. :study

    Anyway, thanks :!:

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