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Unread 15-03-2008, 11:20 PM   #1
Speedy_Bubbles
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Why does my tab key not work for bullet points?

I click on the bullet point icon when I need to put them in.
I press the enter key to go down to the next line.
Then if I want to indent and get a different type of bullet point at the
same time it doesn't work.
When I press the tab key to make it do this, it will only tab the text over,
not the bullet point. I have to physically press the icon for indent to make
it do this.

Can anyone help?!?!?

Thanks!
 
Unread 16-03-2008, 04:18 PM   #2
Peter A
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Re: Why does my tab key not work for bullet points?

In article <446F2D18-5A9C-4E36-8131-88BE7500BBC7@microsoft.com>,
Speedy_Bubbles@discussions.microsoft.com says...
> I click on the bullet point icon when I need to put them in.
> I press the enter key to go down to the next line.
> Then if I want to indent and get a different type of bullet point at the
> same time it doesn't work.
> When I press the tab key to make it do this, it will only tab the text over,
> not the bullet point. I have to physically press the icon for indent to make
> it do this.
>
> Can anyone help?!?!?
>
> Thanks!
>


You need to use the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons on the
toolbar.

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Peter Aitken
Author, MS Word for Medical and Technical Writers
www.tech-word.com
 
Unread 17-03-2008, 12:17 PM   #3
Tony Jollans
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Re: Why does my tab key not work for bullet points?

Select Tools > AutoCorrect Options from the Menu
On the "Autoformat as you type tab", under the heading "automatically as you
type", check the box for "Set left and first indent with tabs and
backspaces"

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Enjoy,
Tony

"Speedy_Bubbles" <Speedy_Bubbles@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:446F2D18-5A9C-4E36-8131-88BE7500BBC7@microsoft.com...
>I click on the bullet point icon when I need to put them in.
> I press the enter key to go down to the next line.
> Then if I want to indent and get a different type of bullet point at the
> same time it doesn't work.
> When I press the tab key to make it do this, it will only tab the text
> over,
> not the bullet point. I have to physically press the icon for indent to
> make
> it do this.
>
> Can anyone help?!?!?
>
> Thanks!


 
Unread 17-03-2008, 12:17 PM   #4
Stefan Blom
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Re: Why does my tab key not work for bullet points?

Also, note that you can promote and demote items in an outline list by
pressing Alt+Shift+Left/Right arrow.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Speedy_Bubbles" wrote in message
news:446F2D18-5A9C-4E36-8131-88BE7500BBC7@microsoft.com...
>I click on the bullet point icon when I need to put them in.
> I press the enter key to go down to the next line.
> Then if I want to indent and get a different type of bullet point at the
> same time it doesn't work.
> When I press the tab key to make it do this, it will only tab the text
> over,
> not the bullet point. I have to physically press the icon for indent to
> make
> it do this.
>
> Can anyone help?!?!?
>
> Thanks!



 
 

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