When training Word 2010 outline numbering recently, one learner was unable to use her Tab key to get to the next level of numbers. This foiled me for a while but I decided it must be something in the settings. If using Word 2007, click the Office button and then click Word Options; if using Word 2010, click File – Options. Click Proofing, then click the AutoCorrect Options button. Click the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
Towards the bottom of the box, put a tick in Set left- and first- indent with tabs and backspaces check box. Click OK twice. The Tab key should now work to go the next level in outline numbering.
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