[SOLVED] Word 2007 – tab key does not increase indent in bullet lists

Problem:

When using Microsoft Word to create a bullet let sub items aren’t correctly indented.

For example:

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Solution:

This usually happens when the AutoCorrect settings have been modified.

To fix, enable the ‘Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces’ setting.

  1. With Microsoft Word open
  2. Select the ‘Office’ button then select ‘Word Options’
  3. Select the ‘Proofing’ menu
  4. Select the ‘AutoCorrect Options’ button
  5. Select the ‘AutoFormat As You Type’ tab
  6. Enable the ‘Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspaces’ option
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  8. Click ‘OK’ then ‘OK’ to save the changes

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