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    Tab & Shift-Tab Not Working w/Outlines (2002/Latest)

    A user has had problems with her tab and shift+tab not working in outline documents. The problem existed on previous computer with 2000 then re-appeared last week after 2 months of use on new computer with 2002. Any ideas on what I can have her check? Through searching in help, I found that Alt+Shift+left arrow or right arrow will do the same thing but that is not as easy/convenient as using Tab or Shift+Tab.

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    Re: Tab & Shift-Tab Not Working w/Outlines (2002/Latest)

    Perhaps the following will help:

    Select Tools | Autocorrect Options...
    Activate the tab named "AutoFormat as you Type".
    Tick "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces".

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    Re: Tab & Shift-Tab Not Working w/Outlines (2002/L

    Hi Hans:
    This must be a change from Word 2000. In Word 2000, the option appears under the Tools/Options/Edit tab. And the Tab & Shift+tab work fine in Outline view even without this option checked.
    Cheers,

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    Re: Tab & Shift-Tab Not Working w/Outlines (2002/L

    1. Yes, the option has been relocated to the "AutoFormat as you type" dialog in Word 2002.
    2. In fact, Tab and Shift+Tab work in my Word 2002 regardless of the setting of "Set left- and first-indent ...". But this question has come up repeatedly in the MS newsgroups, and checking this option is mentioned as a solution, so I thought it would be worth a try.

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    Re: Tab & Shift-Tab Not Working w/Outlines (2002/Latest)

    Hans,

    Thanks much - that did the trick! <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>

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