How to insert or add Dot leaders in Word

1. Select the text you want to add dot leaders to

2. Under the ‘Home’ tab – click the small arrow or dialog box launcher in Paragraph Group (see the diagram below for details)

3. The ‘Paragraph’ dialog box will appear on your screen

Click the ‘Tab’ button

How to insert dot leaders in Word 2007 - 2013

 

The ‘Tab’ dialog box will appear on your screen

Change the ‘Tab’ stop settings here to the same the Tab Stop position on the ruler. Because my Tab stop on the ruler is set at 3”, the ‘Tab’ stop settings I have to include here would also be 3”.

Choose the leader dot option you want – I chose option 2. See the Diagram below.

Click the ‘OK’ button

How to insert dot leaders in word 2007 to 2013 - part 2

 

Word adds Leader dots to my selected text as seen in my diagram below.

How to insert dot leaders in Word 2007 - 2013 - Part 3

 

To continue working click anywhere outside your selected text.

Lesson 44: How to Add a Border around a Paragraph in Word 2007 – 2010