How to Make Tab Dividers Word 2007

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How to Make Tab Dividers Word 2007
You can use tab dividers to organise your paperwork. (Adam Gault/Digital Vision/Getty Images)

Tab dividers are used to organise paperwork in filing cabinets and binders. You can type the labels for each divider onto your computer to give your files a cleaner look. Microsoft Word 2007 includes tab-divider templates with predefined dimensions. You can customise these label based on the type of tabs that you want to create. To save time, you can save the labels for a future project.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open a new document in Word 2007. Select the "Mailings" tab and choose "Labels" from the "Create" group. The "Envelopes and Labels" dialogue box opens.

  2. 2

    Click the "Options" button at the bottom of the dialogue box. The "Label Options" dialogue box opens.

  3. 3

    Go to the "Label products" section and select "Avery US Letter" from the "Label vendors" drop-down list.

  4. 4

    Go to the "Product number" section and select a setting from "11101" through "11124," depending on the type of tab dividers that you want to create. Click "OK" to close the "Label Options" dialogue box.

  5. 5

    Click the "New Document" button to add the divider tabs to your page.

  6. 6

    Place your cursor within a blank cell of the divider-tab template and type in your first entry. Move to the next cell to continue entering your data.

Tips and warnings

  • For other options, open the "Label Options" dialogue box (see Steps 2 and 3) and choose "Avery A4/A5" from the "Label vendors" drop-down list.
  • Go to the "Product number" section and select "L7406-12," "L7410-10," "L7410-12," "L7410-5," "L7411-10," "L7411-12," L7411-15," "L7411-5," "L7411-JD," "L7412-10," "L7412-12," "L7412-5," "L7412-8," "L7416-10," "L7416-12," "L7416-5," "L7430-5," "L7430-8," "L7451-10," "L7451-5," "L7452-10," "L7452-12" or "L7452-5."
  • The number following the dash (in the product number) represents the type of tab divider you're creating -- a 5-, 8-, 10-, 12- or 15-tab divider.

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