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Windows 7: Shift + Tab button doesn't decrease indent in Word 2007


10 Jul 2011   #1

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Shift + Tab button doesn't decrease indent in Word 2007

I recently bought a new laptop and I installed Office 2007 on it (it had already been installed on other computers before). However, pressing Shift + Tab in Word doesn't decrease indent (It does so on PowerPoint). This does so on my other computers, and I assumed it was a default function in Word 2007. I tried to customize the keyboard shortcut for it, but Word wouldn't accept Tab as a suitable shortcut key (instead of registering Tab as part of the shortcut key combination, it performed the normal Tab function and went to the next gui object). Is there any way to fix this? I can live with it, since all I have to do is make a shortcut without Tab, or just simply click the respective buttons, but the Shift + Tab shortcut is ingrained in my memory and will be hard to unlearn, especially since any other computer I use with Word will use the default shortcut.

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10 Jul 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Don't know the answer. Let's hope someone does.

I have word 2010 and shift tab works correctly for me.
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11 Jul 2011   #3

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

The combo you want is Ctrl+M - see these lists of Word keyboard shortcuts:

Microsoft Word 2007 Keyboard Shortcuts

300+ useful Keyboard Shortcuts for Word 2007.

As you found, Ctrl+Tab is used for another function. I suppose you could change that current function key combo to something else in order to free up Ctrl+Tab, then create your new function (I have not tried this).

Regards,
GEWB
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11 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 7
 
 

Lo and behold I finally found an answer. Ctrl+M wasn't what I was trying to get; I wanted Shift+Tab to work as I am used to it working.

These set of directions are how I fixed it:

Click Office button.
Click Word Options button (located at the bottom).
Click on Proofing.
Click the AutoCorrect Options button.
Click the AutoFormat as You Type tab.
In the "Automatically As You Type" section, make sure the "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces" checkbox is checked.
Click OK until back to your doc.
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11 Jul 2011   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Thanks Jeff,

I knew and suggested the shift tab, but was unaware that one needed to check on the other matter you listed. I guess mine is already set that way since I have no problem with the key combo.

karl
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12 Jul 2011   #6

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JavaTheHutt View Post
Lo and behold I finally found an answer. Ctrl+M wasn't what I was trying to get; I wanted Shift+Tab to work as I am used to it working.

These set of directions are how I fixed it:

Click Office button.
Click Word Options button (located at the bottom).
Click on Proofing.
Click the AutoCorrect Options button.
Click the AutoFormat as You Type tab.
In the "Automatically As You Type" section, make sure the "Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces" checkbox is checked.
Click OK until back to your doc.
Good for you, JavaTheHutt! You had to do some serious digging to come up with this customization detail! Rep+ to you for posting the answer to help others trying to do the same function.
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