Word2003 Where to change tabs to "insert spaces"?



  • 1. Printing bookfold documents, manual duplex, only pg 7 is printing
    I am using Word 2002. I have several brochures I have created and printed before. Now when printing manual duplex (prints all pages otherwise), only page 7 prints. I have checked my settings and cannot determine why this is happening.
  • 2. How do I export address labels from Word into Excel?
    I have address labels that are in Word. I need to be able to export them to Excel.
  • 3. squashing text to left margin
    Have a user that when they print or make a change to a document the font all piles on top of eachother on the left side of the document. Is this a print driver issue or word issue ? Or something else.
  • 4. Documents takes ages to load?
    Hello, I have come across the problem that certain documents takes up to a minute to load (or effectively the word application hangs for a long time before showing the documents) This does only happen with certain documents and I have tried installations of both Office 2003 Professional and Small Business Edition with the same result. At some computers they still work like a dream so they cannot be corrupted but takes a long time to load at most Office installations? What could possibly be wrong? Is it a configuration issue?
  • 5. screentips in rulers
    For some reason, no screentips are showing up in my ruler. They show up fine for toolbar buttons etc. but nothing happens with the margins, the indentation sliders etc. Screentips are turned on in both the Options dialogue box and the Customize dialogue box. THANKS!

Word2003 Where to change tabs to "insert spaces"?

Postby Rmx1dHRlclZlcnRpZ28 » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 14:02:01 GMT

I know it's staring back at me, but where to I change the use of tabs to 
"insert spaces"?

Re: Word2003 Where to change tabs to "insert spaces"?

Postby Graham Mayor » Mon, 26 Jan 2009 15:12:07 GMT

Format > Tabs - or better still associate the required tab settings with the 
paragraph style. Tabs should be used with restraint. Make use also of 

<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor -  Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site  http://www.**--****.com/ 
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

Re: Word2003 Where to change tabs to "insert spaces"?

Postby Suzanne S. Barnhill » Tue, 27 Jan 2009 00:08:50 GMT

When you press Tab, is the paragraph being indented? If so, you need to 
disable this feature as follows:

Word 2007: Office Button | Word Options | Proofing | AutoCorrect Options | 
AutoFormat As You Type: "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and 

Word 2002 and 2003: Tools | AutoCorrect Options | AutoFormat As You Type: 
"Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces."

Word 2000 and earlier: Tools | Options | Edit: "Tabs and backspace set left 

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Similar Threads:

1.Tab inserts tab instead of changing outline level

2.A Space inserted before a Tab in clipboard...

I am encountering a strange problem using text files in Word.

If I select a Tab character some text and copy it to the clipboard, when I 
paste the clipboard an extra space has been added to the text.

I could not see an option for this in the AutoFormat.

Anyone help ?

BTW: I have also noticed that the Office Clipboard isn't thread safe, it is 
possible to copy something else whilst it is still copying the previous item. 
The symptoms of this are either the item appearing in the list but actually 
not available to paste using CTRL+V or alternatively the message "Cannot open 
clipboard". But I got those in Excel - I'm just too impatient!

3.Change Indents, Spacing and tab stop permanently on my computer

Please help, it takes time setting the Indents and spacing (and tab stops) 
repeatedly while working in a document.  
It is set automatically on 1.32 Indent which is too much.  I prefer 1.25
The indent and tab stops also does not align unless setting it repeatedly.

4.Changing default tab spacing in Word


I've noticed that the default tabs setting in Word is 0.5 in, which I almost 
always have to change to 0.25 because I prefer it smaller.  Is there any way 
to permanently change this default so I don't have to do it in every document 


5.Modifying footer tabs creates unwanted line spacing changes

Using Word 2007 with customized page layout and paragraph, number, and bullet 
styles set to single line spacing with 6 points after. On occasion, I need to 
add or move a tab position in a header and/or footer. After moving the tab, 
ALL of the text in the body of the document will revert to the Word 2007 
(default) expanded line spacing. This includes all heading styles, normal, 
body text, list number, list bullet, etc. This is especially an issue if I 
use the "Tabs" button from the "Paragraph" dialog box. Has anyone else 
experience this, and is there some way to prevent the line spacing from 
reverting to default settings?

6. How can I change default indent and tab spacing

7. How can I change default indent and tab spacing in word 2007

8. Change first space in each paragraph to a tab

Return to MS WORD


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 45 guest