TabStop Object (Word)

Represents a single tab stop. The TabStop object is a member of the TabStops collection. The TabStops collection represents all the custom and default tab stops in a paragraph or group of paragraphs.

Use TabStops(Index), where Index is the location of the tab stop (in points) or the index number, to return a single TabStop object. Tab stops are indexed numerically from left to right along the ruler. The following example removes the first custom tab stop from the selected paragraphs.

Selection.Paragraphs.TabStops(1).Clear

The following example adds a right-aligned tab stop positioned at 2 inches to the selected paragraphs.

Selection.Paragraphs.TabStops(InchesToPoints(2)) _ 
 .Alignment = wdAlignTabRight

Use the Add method to add a tab stop. The following example adds two tab stops to the selected paragraphs. The first tab stop is a left-aligned tab with a dotted tab leader positioned at 1 inch (72 points). The second tab stop is centered and is positioned at 2 inches.

With Selection.Paragraphs.TabStops 
 .Add Position:=InchesToPoints(1), _ 
 Leader:=wdTabLeaderDots, Alignment:=wdAlignTabLeft 
 .Add Position:=InchesToPoints(2), Alignment:=wdAlignTabCenter 
End With

You can also add a tab stop by specifying a location with the TabStops property. The following example adds a right-aligned tab stop positioned at 2 inches to the selected paragraphs.

Selection.Paragraphs.TabStops(InchesToPoints(2)) _ 
 .Alignment = wdAlignTabRight
Note Note

Set the DefaultTabStop property to adjust the spacing of default tab stops.

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