How to make Tab increase indent in MS Word?

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    #1
    For bulleted lists, I used to be able to hit Tab to increase indent and create a 'sub'-list. But now, it doesn't work anymore.

    How do I fix this to make it work?
     
  2. macrumors 603

    iSaint

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    Did you enter down to the next line after starting your bullet list? The next bullet should appear automatically, and you should be able to tab from there.
     
  3. macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    #3
    Actually, you should be able to just hit the increase tab icon on the top or in the format panel. I am in word right now and mine works. I can create at least 5 sub categories in a bullet list.
    Did you restart?
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Does not work.

    I want to be able to use the Tab key on my keyboard.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Put a check in
    Word > Preferences > Edit > Tabs & Backspace Set Left Indent.

    Solved the problem for me.
     
  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Tab

    I'm having the same problem. I've followed all the advice on this page so far and nothing has changed.

    I use the Notebook layout on Microsoft Word and it used to work perfectly. One day, the tab button stopped indenting the bullet points and now just doesn't work.
     
  7. DoLittleDoc, Jun 28, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2013

    macrumors newbie

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    #7
    Word 2011 solution to tab indent problem

    The solution in Word 2011 is similar to what piersb said, "Put a check in
    Word > Preferences > Edit > Tabs & Backspace Set Left Indent." Except need to check the "Tabs & Backspace Set Left Indent" box after clicking AutoCorrrect in Word Preferences and selecting the "AutoFormat as You Type" tab :)
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Worked perfectly! Thanks so much! :)
     

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