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    Shift-Tab equivalent to WP (any)

    Does anyone know if there is an easy equivalent to WordPerfect's shift+tab (hard back tab). Shift + tab in WP backs your cursor into the margin area. I know I can set my indents to accomplish this and that ctrl+T creates a hanging indent but I can't get it into the margin without manual manipulation. I could record a macro to do it, but didn't know if there was an easy, when you need it quick, method to accomplish this.

    Thanks... Steve

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    Re: Shift-Tab equivalent to WP (any)

    I was under the impression that the only way to get your IP into the margin is to eliminate the
    margin or make it negative.

    The first thing they taught me about Word was to think in Word, not in Word Perfect. That was
    good advice; in almost every case, the Word way was better than the WP way after I let it sink
    in. (Anyway, that's my spare change...)
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    Re: Shift-Tab equivalent to WP (any)

    Steve:

    There is no real Word 2000 equivalent to WP's Shirt+Tab. However, you could create a style (in any version of Word) to add to your template that would accomplish this purpose. Under Format, Style select New, give the style a Name (e.g. Outdent), indicate the style to follow (Normal is a standard choice), then select the Format button and Paragraph. Now set your desired margins (Left and Right, as appropriate), then click OK. To make this a permanent part of your Normal template, check Add to template. Then click OK and then Close. Now you'll have a style that hopefully will suit your purposes. As usually, you'd select the new style from the style box.

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    Re: Shift-Tab equivalent to WP (any)

    Following on from Spence's excellent advice to create a style to achieve this indentation, you could assign a keyboard command of your choosing to that style. I wouldn't recommend Shift-Tab though as I like going backwards in fields and table cells.

    To create a keyboard command choose Tools > Customize > Commands >Keyboard button and then select a Category (Styles) select the new style) and type your shortcut.

    Pay attention to where the style and keyboard commands are located if you want them to work in other files. If the style is not in the current file then the keyboard command won't find it for you. If the keyboard command is not located in your Normal.dot or an active add-in then it won't work unless the template where it is saved is attached to the current file.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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