How to Set Tabs in Wordpad

By Kristen Waters

WordPad is a basic word processor for the Windows operating system. It is not as full featured as Microsoft Word. It does allow you to format text and add graphics to a document. The documents are saved in the Rich Text format. A tab stop is where the cursor stops when you click on the "tab" key on your keyboard. WordPad allows you to set as many tab stops as you prefer.

Click on the "Start" menu.

Click on the "Accessories" menu option.

Click on the "WordPad" menu option to open WordPad.

Click on the "Format" menu at the top of the screen.

Click on the "Tabs" menu option. This opens the Tabs dialog box.

Type the tab stop position, in inches, in the top text box. You can set as many tab stops positions as you prefer.