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    Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    In earlier Versions of Word using Ctrl M moved the indent to the next tab stop. If a custom tab stop had been set the indent moved directly to the custom tab stop. In versions 2000/2002 the indent moves 1.27 cm at a time (or whatever the default tab stop measurement is) - even if there are no default tabs appearing on the ruler.

    Is there a way to revert to how Word 97 used tabs with indents?

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Hi Karen:
    I never noticed before, but you're right! It used to be that Indent & Unindent would increase or decrease the indent to the next tab stop and IncreaseIndent & DecreaseIndent (the two buttons on the formatting toolbar) would move by .5" (my default) OR would increase or decrease the outline level.

    In fact, if you look under Word Commands in the Macros dialog box, the description of Indent & Unindent still remains the same as earlier versions (to the nexttab stop. Nevertheless, I don't have a solution.

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    The "old" commands are still available, even in Word 2002.

    Select Tools | Customize.
    Activate the Commands tab.
    Select "All Commands" in the Categories list.
    In the Commands list, you will find "WW7_IncreaseIndent" and "WW7_DecreaseIndent". These commands indent/unindent to the next tab stop. You can drag these to the toolbar as an addition to, or as a replacement of the "default" Increase Indent/Decrease Indent buttons.

    You can also assign shortcut keys to these commands:
    Click "Keyboard..." in the Customize dialog.
    Select "All Commands" in the Categories list.
    Select "WW_IncreaseIndent" in the Commands list.
    Click in the box labeled "Press new shortcut key".
    If you press Ctrl+M, you will override the built-in assignment to "Indent".
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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Nice one, Hans! <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Never thought to look that far down the list. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15> I'm sure Karen will be thrilled (but probably didn't stay up this late). <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Hello Hans

    Diverting slightly from Indent to custom, is there a shortcut, like old WordPerfect, that allow users to indent from both sides at the same time. It was great, you just kept pressing the key until you reached the desired mark.

    Or is this just another good feature like reveal codes that has been left out of Word.

    Thanks

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    There is no built-in command in Word for a two-sided indent (as far as I know), but you could create a macro to do that, and assign it a shortcut key.

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Hi Hetty:
    Following up on Hans answer, I just happen to have such a macro lying around. I got in from http://www.VitalNews.com/wordtips/. This indents the paragraph by .25". You can change the 18 to 36 for .5" & have a macro to double outdent by changing the minus to plus.<pre>Sub DoubleIndent()
    Dim Lindt as Single
    Dim Rindt as Single

    Lindt = Selection.ParagraphFormat.LeftIndent
    Rindt = Selection.ParagraphFormat.RightIndent
    Lindt = Lindt + 18
    If Lindt > 180 Then Lindt = 0
    Rindt = Rindt + 18
    If Rindt > 180 Then Rindt = 0
    Selection.ParagraphFormat.LeftIndent = Lindt
    Selection.ParagraphFormat.RightIndent = Rindt
    End Sub</pre>

    Cheers,

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Hi Hans - very exciting to come in this morning to this reply to my post!! <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> I certainly didn't look that far down, and Phil's right - I certainly wasn't up and working on my pc at that time either!!

    It's amazing how something so simple can really make my day! Thank you. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

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    Re: Indenting to Custom Tab Stop (Word 2000)

    Well, I realize this is 6 months later, but I've been reading all these posts and this one is a gem for me, too! And Ctrl Q gets you right out of it! Thanks!

    If bringing such an old post to the top is a no-no, someone just let me know!

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