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Word 2000: When I press the tab key the cursor jumps to the middle of the
page instead of tabing to the tab point. What has happened and how do I fix
this. Thanks
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Hi there! It sounds like your tab settings may have been changed accidentally. Here's how you can fix it:
  1. Open your document in Word 2000.
  2. Click on the "Format" menu at the top of the screen.
  3. Select "Tabs" from the drop-down menu.
  4. In the "Tab stop position" box, make sure the value is set to the distance you want your tabs to be (e.g. 0.5 inches).
  5. In the "Alignment" section, make sure "Left" is selected.
  6. Click the "Set" button.
  7. Click "OK" to close the Tabs dialog box.

Your tab settings should now be fixed and you should be able to use the tab key to move to the next tab stop in your document. If you're still having trouble, try restarting Word or your computer to see if that helps.
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Default Tab jumps

When you press the Tab key, the insertion point moves to the next default or
custom tab stop, and a custom tab stop will override the default ones to the
left of it. (For more on tabs in Word, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.)

Or are you saying that no tab character is being inserted as you press Tab?
To find out, display nonprinting marks, for example by pressing Ctrl+Shift+8
(for more on nonprinting marks, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/NonPrintChars.htm).

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Default Tab jumps

Found the problem. The page was set up as tables and I needed to press "crlt
+ tab" to get to the next tab stop. Thanks for the help

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

When you press the Tab key, the insertion point moves to the next default or
custom tab stop, and a custom tab stop will override the default ones to the
left of it. (For more on tabs in Word, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.)

Or are you saying that no tab character is being inserted as you press Tab?
To find out, display nonprinting marks, for example by pressing Ctrl+Shift+8
(for more on nonprinting marks, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/NonPrintChars.htm).

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


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Word 2000: When I press the tab key the cursor jumps to the middle of the
page instead of tabing to the tab point. What has happened and how do I
fix
this. Thanks






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Default Tab jumps

I'm glad you were able to figure it out, and thank you for the follow-up.

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"Andrew Hamrick" wrote in message
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Found the problem. The page was set up as tables and I needed to press
"crlt
+ tab" to get to the next tab stop. Thanks for the help

"Stefan Blom" wrote:

When you press the Tab key, the insertion point moves to the next default
or
custom tab stop, and a custom tab stop will override the default ones to
the
left of it. (For more on tabs in Word, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/SettingTabs.htm.)

Or are you saying that no tab character is being inserted as you press
Tab?
To find out, display nonprinting marks, for example by pressing
Ctrl+Shift+8
(for more on nonprinting marks, see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/NonPrintChars.htm).

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


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Word 2000: When I press the tab key the cursor jumps to the middle of
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