I want to have something written in the top-left corner and top-right corners of my document. So I want some text aligned to the right, some to the left, at the same height. I could do it with spamming the space bar, but then if I change the font size or anything it will be broken again.

Is there any way to do this more neatly?


2 Answers 2

  1. Make sure you have View > Show ruler checked.

  2. In the ruler above your document, click where you want the right-most character of the right-aligned section to be. Then select the option that pops up: "Add right tab-stop". (In the example image in step 3, it is all the way at the right margin.)

    add tab stop

  3. Then, on that line, type your left-most text as normal, then hit the Tab key until your cursor is located at the tab-stop you just created and type your text. You should notice that it fills in from the right. Now you shouldn't have issues when you change your font.


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  • Do you have to create one for each and every line? Also, is there any way to do it without drag and drop? I see its impossible to align multiple lines neatly along the same line.
    – Pacerier
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 7:37
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    if you go to the beginning of a line which has a right tab-stop setup and press Enter, the new line will have the same tab-stop too.
    – srrvnn
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 16:27
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    Nothing pops up when I click the ruler.
    – Matt
    Commented Mar 27, 2020 at 23:54
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    @MattD, I wasn't getting the options either when clicking on the grayed-out part of the ruler (past the Right Indent arrow, or even on top of it). I had to click somewhere in the white part of the ruler in order to get the tab-stop options, then move my tab-stop to where I wanted it after it was added. Commented Dec 30, 2020 at 4:02
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    I cannot seem to get this to work when inside a table cell
    – Xeoncross
    Commented Sep 11, 2021 at 16:37

You can use a table (with 1 row and 2 columns) without border.

  • So much easier to do this than the tabs for my use case...
    – jbat100
    Commented Apr 19 at 9:03

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