News, tips, advice, support for Windows, Office, PCs & more. Tech help. No bull. We're community supported by donations from our Plus Members, and proud of it
Home icon Home icon Home icon Email icon RSS icon
  • Setting Tabs (Word 2016)

    • This topic has 3 voices and 0 replies.
    Viewing 3 reply threads
    • Author
      • #508380 Reply
        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:


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

        (The full Word doc is attached.)

        Thanks a million!

      • #1593487 Reply
        Andrew Lockton

        Have a look at this youtube video to get a solid background to tab stops

      • #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
        AskWoody Plus

        Andrew and Charles – Thank you very much!

    Viewing 3 reply threads

    Please follow the -Lounge Rules- no personal attacks, no swearing, and politics/religion are relegated to the Rants forum.

    Reply To: Setting Tabs (Word 2016)

    You can use BBCodes to format your content.
    Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.