In my Word there a place in the Format file to set tabs. Unfortunately, I've not been too lucky in keeping it set the way I want it. I have to keep setting it each time I reopen the file--but I haven't used it since I discovered the indent paragraph setting in Paragraph in the Format file or menu or whatever it's called. And since bookshare doesn't retain tabs, I've been setting the left margin under paragraph if I want something like a quotation or poem indented more than the rest of the document. Whether or not that'[s retained by bookshare I don't know, but since you're paper is not for bookshare that should work for you. Unless I've totally confused you and you have no idea what I'm talking about--grin Cindy --- Donna Smith <donnafsmith@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi Amber. My best guess is that MS Word is doing > that incredibly > aggravating thing of autoformatting based on the > pattern you have > established. So if you did some paragraphs which > you started with a tab, > then it will just start automatically tabbing when > you press enter twice to > start a new paragraph. You can probably turn this > off, but I don't know > how. However, if you press tab and hear that you're > one inch from the edge, > then just backspace once and remove what is > essentially the second tab-the > first one was automatically put in for you and the > second one you put in > yourself. > > > > HTH. > > > > Donna > > > > _____ > > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On > Behalf Of Amber Wallenstein > Sent: Wednesday, October 10, 2007 9:22 AM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT, microsoft word help > > > > I am working on a paper for grad school. for some > reason, in this > particular paper, in certain paragraphs, when I hit > the tab key to start the > paragraph, it indents an inch, instead of the .5 > inches it normally does. I > am using word XP. I also have it on normal view. > > Any thoughts on how to get all of my paragraphs to > indent one uniform .5 > inches? > > Amber > > Book blog: > http://community.livejournal.com/book_cuddler/ > I have accepted a seat in the House of > Representatives, and thereby have > consented to my own ruin, to your ruin, and to the > ruin of our children. I > give > you this warning that you may prepare your mind for > your fate. > John Adams > E-Mail: amber.wallens@xxxxxxxxx > > ____________________________________________________________________________________ Be a better Heartthrob. Get better relationship answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers - Check it out. http://answers.yahoo.com/dir/?link=list&sid=396545433 To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.