How to Create, Change, and Delete Tabs in Microsoft Word in 2023

laatste update: 12-2023

Learn how to create, change, and delete tabs in Microsoft Word. This tutorial also shows how to change your default tab.

These steps are for Word for Office 365, Word 2019, Word 2016, Word 2013, and Word 2010.

0:00 Introduction
2:11 Five Types of Tab Stops in Word
2:34 Create Tabs on the Ruler
3:55 Change Tabs on the Ruler
4:12 Delete Tabs on the Ruler
4:39 Change Word’s Default Tab

=== Companion Blog Post/Transcript for this Video ===

How to Create, Change, and Delete Tabs in Microsoft Word

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=== Related Information ===

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30 gedachten over “How to Create, Change, and Delete Tabs in Microsoft Word in 2023”

  1. What if the Microsoft Word 365 is on an iPhone? How do you set tabs in that case?

  2. Where is the link for that "separate tutorial" you mentioned @ 5:12 to change default tabs for all future docs? Thanks. Great demonstration.

  3. Hi, I need to set multiple tabs and make permanent each time.. help

  4. Very easy to follow, nice pace, explained each topic of learning fully and clearly.

  5. Very helpful video. The step by step approach is easy to follow. Much appreciated.

  6. Hi Erin! Thank you so much for this video! I learned something new today :)! Also, my tab stops are in cms. How do I change this to inches?

  7. About the tab selector, I don't have what is showing on your screen. In the upper left corner is a selection of arrows up, down, up and down, straight line… how can I switch it to tab selector like you have?


  9. how to create a word document with the appearance of a notebook and tabs in office 365 for Mac??

  10. This is an excellent, short tutorial with elevated yet comprehensive vocabulary.

  11. THANK YOU!!! Tabs have been driving me nuts, but now, thank to your video, I can stop pulling my hair out!

  12. Hello. Could you pleaaase help me? I have an assignment due but my Microsoft word document does not have design tab or shading button or borders button. I have tried everything I can. I tried going through the option button but that also is not there. What do I do? Thank you in advance.

  13. i cant find a way to change my entire novel from .45 tab to .28 … Ive tried everything but they do not move ?

  14. Hi, I am having trouble in setting the contents inside the table. May be I have done some setting inside the table so contents in the table are all haphazard (all are situated vertically in the column even there is space), what to do to set all the contents in the table?

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