Hi All, In the book I have started proofing there is a problem with tabs on some lines, not on all lines. There will be a portion of text, then a big space, then the rest of the line. If I backspace between the first and second parts of a line, the last word of the first portion is up against the first word of the second portion. Then if I space just one, it goes back the way it was. As I understand it, the tool takes out these spaces, but I would feel a lot better if I knew a way to remove them. They are not tables. It is a novel, and they just continue the story. Is there a way to correct this problem? Oh, and I have Word 2010. (smile) Thanks, Sue S.