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    Hi everyone,

    nice quick easy one!! How do I tab within an excel cell?? i.e I dont want tab to move me to a new cell just tab inside the cell im working on.

    Cheers,

    Andrew

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    Default Re: tab inside cell

    That I know of, you don't, but that said,

    Tab meaning move ca. five spaces in a line of text?

    Tab meaning indent?

    Tab meaning start a new line?

    What exactly do you want to do?

    Smitty

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    well I want to begin typing in the cell about 5 character spaces from the beginning. Basically I'd like it to function just like in word.

    does that help?

    thanks

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    Andrew,

    Use the "Increase Indent" button that can be found on the "Formatting Toolbar".

    View-->Toolbars-->Formatting

    It will indent in increments every time you click for that particular cell or range of cells.

    HTH,

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    Thanks heaps for that!! I can't believe that I haven't tried that. The simplest solution is always the easiest to overlook...

    Thanks again.

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    Default Tab inside a cell

    Hi, what about using a tab/Bullet inside one cell, only for few lines?
    Any nice tricks to do so? I currently use manual spaces but it is not ideal when it come to resizing the column...

    What I mean, I need to write a lot of text in one cell and would like to use bullet style, going to the line and showing an indent...
    I can find a nice way to do it.

    Any tips?

    Thanks
    Cheers

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    Default Re: tab inside cell

    Use Smitty's suggestion for indenting (formatting toolbar) and then press ALT + Keypad 7! Nicely indented bullet!

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: tab inside cell

    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty View Post
    What exactly do you want to do?

    Smitty

    I have a different thing I am trying to do with using tab inside of a cell, trying to get measurments and numbers to line up


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    Quote Originally Posted by maxblockm View Post
    I have a different thing I am trying to do with using tab inside of a cell, trying to get measurments and numbers to line up


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    I would like to complete same task - (in old Excel 5 this function was available but removed since) and in Word table all you have to do is ctrl + tab, I have template set-up and can't add extra column so would like to 'line up' text within cell - is there anyway round this - thanks in advance.

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