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Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #1
Stephen Eccleston
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Tab Key in Tables

Hi,
I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the formatting
I have to use this work around;
1.Set the tab stops as normal.
2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ## instead.
3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same table
cell).
5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.

My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn off
the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?

Thanks for your help.
 
Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #2
Stephen Eccleston
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Re: Tab Key in Tables

Hi CyberTaz,

Thanks for your promt response. That works OK. All I can say is; Doh!

"CyberTaz" wrote:

> No need to change the behavior of the Tab key - just use Control+Tab when in
> a Table cell.
> --
> HTH |:>)
> Bob Jones
> [MVP] Office:Mac
>
> "Stephen Eccleston" <Stephen Eccleston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:BE8A7A58-A638-4802-98CA-A97A771FDBC1@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
> > 2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
> > However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the
> > formatting
> > I have to use this work around;
> > 1.Set the tab stops as normal.
> > 2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ##
> > instead.
> > 3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
> > 4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same
> > table
> > cell).
> > 5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.
> >
> > My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn
> > off
> > the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.

>
>
>

 
Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #3
CyberTaz
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Re: Tab Key in Tables

No need to change the behavior of the Tab key - just use Control+Tab when in
a Table cell.
--
HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"Stephen Eccleston" <Stephen Eccleston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:BE8A7A58-A638-4802-98CA-A97A771FDBC1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
> 2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
> However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the
> formatting
> I have to use this work around;
> 1.Set the tab stops as normal.
> 2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ##
> instead.
> 3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
> 4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same
> table
> cell).
> 5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.
>
> My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn
> off
> the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?
>
> Thanks for your help.



 
Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #4
CyberTaz
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Re: Tab Key in Tables

No need to change the behavior of the Tab key - just use Control+Tab when in
a Table cell.
--
HTH |:>)
Bob Jones
[MVP] Office:Mac

"Stephen Eccleston" <Stephen Eccleston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message news:BE8A7A58-A638-4802-98CA-A97A771FDBC1@microsoft.com...
> Hi,
> I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
> 2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
> However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the
> formatting
> I have to use this work around;
> 1.Set the tab stops as normal.
> 2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ##
> instead.
> 3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
> 4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same
> table
> cell).
> 5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.
>
> My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn
> off
> the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?
>
> Thanks for your help.



 
Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #5
Stephen Eccleston
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Posts: n/a
Re: Tab Key in Tables

Hi CyberTaz,

Thanks for your promt response. That works OK. All I can say is; Doh!

"CyberTaz" wrote:

> No need to change the behavior of the Tab key - just use Control+Tab when in
> a Table cell.
> --
> HTH |:>)
> Bob Jones
> [MVP] Office:Mac
>
> "Stephen Eccleston" <Stephen Eccleston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:BE8A7A58-A638-4802-98CA-A97A771FDBC1@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
> > 2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
> > However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the
> > formatting
> > I have to use this work around;
> > 1.Set the tab stops as normal.
> > 2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ##
> > instead.
> > 3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
> > 4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same
> > table
> > cell).
> > 5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.
> >
> > My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn
> > off
> > the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.

>
>
>

 
Unread 01-12-2007, 09:17 AM   #6
Stephen Eccleston
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Tab Key in Tables

Hi CyberTaz,

Thanks for your promt response. That works OK. All I can say is; Doh!

"CyberTaz" wrote:

> No need to change the behavior of the Tab key - just use Control+Tab when in
> a Table cell.
> --
> HTH |:>)
> Bob Jones
> [MVP] Office:Mac
>
> "Stephen Eccleston" <Stephen Eccleston@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
> message news:BE8A7A58-A638-4802-98CA-A97A771FDBC1@microsoft.com...
> > Hi,
> > I have a question about using the Tab key in Tables. As expected in Word
> > 2003 tables, the tab key moves the cursor to the next cell in the table.
> > However if I want to format text in a cell to include tabs in the
> > formatting
> > I have to use this work around;
> > 1.Set the tab stops as normal.
> > 2.Instead of pressing the Tab key to insert a tab character, press ##
> > instead.
> > 3.Continue typing the paragraph of text.
> > 4.Repeat 2 & 3 for each line of text (all these lines are in the same
> > table
> > cell).
> > 5.Use find and replace to find ## and replace with the tab character.
> >
> > My question is; Is there another way to achieve this result? Can I turn
> > off
> > the Tab key feature (move cursor to next cell) in tables?
> >
> > Thanks for your help.

>
>
>

 
 

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