pragmatic (prag mat’ik) adj. Concerned with causes and effects or with needs and results rather than with ideas or theories; practical.


Default tabs are set at half inch increments, and while most people know they can change the tab settings in a document, there are countless people all over the world pressing:


to move their cursor and text to the desired spot on a page.

please stop. Tabs are EASY! Let’s change a few, shall we?

Before we begin, let’s review some Tab Rules:

1. Make sure your ruler is displayed (View, Ruler).
Setting tabs via the menu and dialog box is WAY too much work.

2. When you make a mistake, UNDO [CTRL+Z].
Trust me. Do not waste time trying to fix a tab. UNDO and try again.

3. Place your cursor where you want the new tab settings to take effect.
See the Blogs on WordPerfect Codes to understand why.
TO REMOVE A TAB, click and drag the little triangle down and off of the ruler bar. When you see the little garbage can, lift your finger off the mouse button.

TO SET A TAB, click the ruler bar, below the numbered line, EXACTLY where you want the tab to be set. If you make a mistake? UNDO and try again.

TO MOVE A TAB, click on the tab you want to move and drag it to another location on the ruler bar. Beware of the garbage can, if you see it, the tab will be deleted if you lift your finger off the mouse button. If you miss clicking on the tab and accidently set another one, right next to it? UNDO and try again.

Congratulations, you are now free from the drudgery of [TAB] [TAB] [TAB] [TAB] [TAB]

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