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    Shift+Tab (2003)

    Shouldn't Shift+Tab move the cursor to the left a tab stop, regardless whether or not you're in a table or an outline?
    I've found on some PCs, it does this and on some it doesn't (it is a forward (right) tab). No difference with or without a check in AutoFormat as you Type selection for "Set left- and first indents..."

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    Re: Shift+Tab (2003)

    When 'Tab and backspace set left- and first indents' is off, both Tab and Shift+Tab insert a tab character in the text (if you're not in a table).

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    Re: Shift+Tab (2003)

    I have the box checked and still get a forward tab in the document when I try SHIFT+TAB.

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    Re: Shift+Tab (2003)

    Word will decide whether to change the indent or to insert a tab character depending on where the insertion point is. If you're at the beginning of a new paragraph or in the middle of an existing paragraph, you'll get a tab character, whether you press Tab or Shift+Tab. If you're at the beginning of an existing paragraph, Tab will increase the indent and Shift+Tab will decrease the indent (if possible).

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