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  • Setting Tabs (Word 2016)

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      • #508380 Reply
        WSJon5
        AskWoody Plus

        Hi there –

        This used to be so simple, but for some reason I can’t figure it out (or remember — old age!).

        I’m having trouble setting the default space (or tab) between the number in a list and the first letter; this screenshot will explain:

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        Specifically, I’d like to make the space shorter. Any idea how to do that?

        (The full Word doc is attached.)

        Thanks a million!

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        Andrew Lockton
        AskWoody_MVP

        Have a look at this youtube video to get a solid background to tab stops
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T4_X0783c8

      • #1593490 Reply
        Charles Kenyon
        AskWoody Lounger

        You are using a list style for these paragraphs. After you modify the tab setting in one paragraph, click in a non-bold part of the paragraph, click on the style and tell Word to update. That will change the formatting in everything you’ve formatted using that style.

        Since you’ve formatted a number of empty paragraphs using that style, you’ll have to go through and delete those numbers.

        If you are going to be using Word much, I recommend reviewing all of Basic Concepts of Microsoft Word. It will save you grief.

      • #1593636 Reply
        WSJon5
        AskWoody Plus

        Andrew and Charles – Thank you very much!

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