Tab Key Doesn't Work in Word Table

Discussion in 'Word Tables' started by LynniePynnie, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. LynniePynnie

    LynniePynnie Guest

    I'm trying to use the Tab key to move from cell to cell in a Word 201
    table. It works fine -outside- the table, and in the other Microsof
    applications.

    I tried both the USB keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000) and th
    laptop keyboard, and I have rebooted, all without success.

    I tried reinstalling my keyboard software, and I checked th
    Accessibility settings to make sure I hadn't changed anything there.

    The only place I have trouble with the Tab key is in a Word table.

    Has this ever happened to anyone before, and how were you able to fi
    it?

    Thanks much


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    LynniePynnie
     
    LynniePynnie, Aug 20, 2013
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  2. LynniePynnie

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Pressing Tab behaves differently outside and inside table cells. Outside of
    the table, a tab character is inserted and the insertion point moves to the
    next tab stop.

    Within a cell, the insertion point moves to the next cell. If you want to
    insert a tab character inside a table cell, press Ctrl+Tab instead.

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    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    "LynniePynnie" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    > I'm trying to use the Tab key to move from cell to cell in a Word 2010
    > table. It works fine -outside- the table, and in the other Microsoft
    > applications.
    >
    > I tried both the USB keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000) and the
    > laptop keyboard, and I have rebooted, all without success.
    >
    > I tried reinstalling my keyboard software, and I checked the
    > Accessibility settings to make sure I hadn't changed anything there.
    >
    > The only place I have trouble with the Tab key is in a Word table.
    >
    > Has this ever happened to anyone before, and how were you able to fix
    > it?
    >
    > Thanks much!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > LynniePynnie
     
    Stefan Blom, Aug 21, 2013
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  3. LynniePynnie

    Guest

    Thank you for your kind reply, but I don't want to insert a Tab character inside a table cell. I know that you can press Ctrl+Tab to do this. In my case, the Tab key doesn't work as expected to move to the next cell. Do you have any other ideas?
     
    , Sep 23, 2013
    #3
  4. LynniePynnie

    Guest

    On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:13:49 PM UTC-4, LynniePynnie wrote:
    > I'm trying to use the Tab key to move from cell to cell in a Word 2010
    >
    > table. It works fine -outside- the table, and in the other Microsoft
    >
    > applications.
    >
    >
    >
    > I tried both the USB keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000) and the
    >
    > laptop keyboard, and I have rebooted, all without success.
    >
    >
    >
    > I tried reinstalling my keyboard software, and I checked the
    >
    > Accessibility settings to make sure I hadn't changed anything there.
    >
    >
    >
    > The only place I have trouble with the Tab key is in a Word table.
    >
    >
    >
    > Has this ever happened to anyone before, and how were you able to fix
    >
    > it?
    >
    >
    >
    > Thanks much!
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    >
    > LynniePynnie



    I'm was having the same problem, lynnie. I don't know if it's related or not, but I had installed an Add-in program called FS Pro 2013. It's an awesome program that automates the formatting of certain types of documents, but there must be something in the program macros that interferes with Word 2010's ability to tab in a table. When I disabled the Add-in, I could tab in the table as normal.

    Try going to File > Options > Add-ins. Then at the bottom of the resulting screen, you're see Manage: COM Add-ins. Click on the Go button and see if you have any add-ins that you recently installed that may be interfering. Deselect everything except the add-in you suspect could be causing the problem and then click on Remove.

    Hope this helps.

    JP
     
    , Oct 15, 2013
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  5. LynniePynnie

    Stefan Blom Guest

    Good thinking. Poorly designed add-ins can cause all sorts of problems...
    :-(

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    Stefan Blom
    Microsoft Word MVP




    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 3:13:49 PM UTC-4, LynniePynnie wrote:
    >> I'm trying to use the Tab key to move from cell to cell in a Word 2010
    >>
    >> table. It works fine -outside- the table, and in the other Microsoft
    >>
    >> applications.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I tried both the USB keyboard (Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000) and the
    >>
    >> laptop keyboard, and I have rebooted, all without success.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> I tried reinstalling my keyboard software, and I checked the
    >>
    >> Accessibility settings to make sure I hadn't changed anything there.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> The only place I have trouble with the Tab key is in a Word table.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Has this ever happened to anyone before, and how were you able to fix
    >>
    >> it?
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Thanks much!
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >>
    >> LynniePynnie

    >
    >
    > I'm was having the same problem, lynnie. I don't know if it's related or
    > not, but I had installed an Add-in program called FS Pro 2013. It's an
    > awesome program that automates the formatting of certain types of
    > documents, but there must be something in the program macros that
    > interferes with Word 2010's ability to tab in a table. When I disabled the
    > Add-in, I could tab in the table as normal.
    >
    > Try going to File > Options > Add-ins. Then at the bottom of the resulting
    > screen, you're see Manage: COM Add-ins. Click on the Go button and see if
    > you have any add-ins that you recently installed that may be interfering.
    > Deselect everything except the add-in you suspect could be causing the
    > problem and then click on Remove.
    >
    > Hope this helps.
    >
    > JP
     
    Stefan Blom, Oct 16, 2013
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