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jszrules
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Jan 7, 2005, 05:34 PM
 
Hi, I'm updating my resume in Word and I'm trying to figure out how to left-align a portion of a line and right-aline the remaining portion of the same line. For example, how would I put "Current Address" on the left side of the page and "Permanent Address" on the right side of the page without left-aligning the whole thing and then using tab, tab, tab, space, space, space, etc. between them? Thanks.
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 05:51 PM
 
Originally posted by jszrules:
Hi, I'm updating my resume in Word and I'm trying to figure out how to left-align a portion of a line and right-aline the remaining portion of the same line. For example, how would I put "Current Address" on the left side of the page and "Permanent Address" on the right side of the page without left-aligning the whole thing and then using tab, tab, tab, space, space, space, etc. between them? Thanks.
I'm not on a Mac now, but I remember there being resume templates that already have them aligned. Maybe that will solve your problem.
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 05:52 PM
 
Look at the ruler at the top of your document. All the way to the left is a little square with what looks like an "L" in it. If you click in the ruler, it will add one of those "L"s (which is actually a left-justified tab-stop). If you click on the "L" it will change to a center-justified tab-stop, click again and it will change to a right-justified tab-stop.

So, type whatever you want to be left justified at the begionning of the line. Then, add a right-justified tab-stop all the way at the right hand margin, tab to it by pressing the tab button and then type whatever you want to be right-justified.
     
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Jan 7, 2005, 05:58 PM
 
the tab way is the cleaner way to do it, but you can also use tables to do the same thing (just giving different cells different allignments)
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Jan 7, 2005, 07:20 PM
 
awesome. thanks a lot.
     
   
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