How to insert tabs and indents in Microsoft Word for Mac

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In this screen cast, I will explain how to quickly and easily make custom tabs and indents using the horizontal ruler in Microsoft Word on a Mac. This is great to know how to do when formatting research papers, works cited pages, and other custom documents!
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24 thoughts on “How to insert tabs and indents in Microsoft Word for Mac

    sandeep bhatti

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thanks a bunch!

    Kesha Chiappinelli

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    I do not have a tab drop down menu!! How do I get that to come up??

    Addie Hoffman

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    I have activated my office 2016 from, it helped me a lot and hope can help you with your windows too.


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thx for sharing.

    rahul bhandari

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thank you Heidi for sharing the wisdom!

    Wendy Adamson

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    My problem is I want to tab over to the 2nd tab without always putting something on the 1st tab first. So for example, I tab to the 2nd tab and type something in. Then when I click return I get a squiggly green line and the format gets messed up.
    I tried using columns, but then you can't tab over! How do I fix that?

    Bo Dawood

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    hi I saw 10000 videos on youtube and nobody mention how to have the indent bar I don't have it on my new laptop how can i adjust it on my first page of the word ???? pls help

    Gabriela Campos

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Heidi, you TOTALLY saved me!!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!!!

    Annabelle Bannister

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Heidi, thank you for your help. You are very good teacher.

    Craig A

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Wish I'd watched this years ago!!! Thanks Heidi!

    barbara silkstone

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    This was a huge help. Thank you!

    kris kemp

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    heidi you are cute! 🙂  if u r in nyc, let's meet for tea and conversation.

    Christophe De Sloover

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thanks Heidi! You're an angel…

    Elizabeth Goad

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    thank you so much! helped me more than my computer information systems book!

    Donut Sprinkles

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    WORD FOR MAC – is the devil


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    thankyou so much!!!!!!! this helped me a tonne!!!! i dont have to keep pressing… anymore! thankyou!!

    Lorraine H

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    This girl is awesome! I have been trying to figure this out all day! Why doesn't Apple offer her a job? Why didn't Apple include this on the Mac/Word help? Why does a whole company exist with all these computer geeks and they can't even explain this decently on their Word program? I'm writing to Apple and telling them about this girl. Thank you, Heidi!


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thank you so much for this video, all I needed was to do the hanging indent works cited. very helpful


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    This is not help


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)


    Fabien Berdah

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Thanks for your video!

    Heidi F

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    @aerodude08 I have the same computer as you. You have to buy/download Microsoft Office for Mac from the site. It doesn't come with your computer.


    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Yay! Thanks for your help!

    J TRES

    (June 30, 2018 - 9:54 pm)

    Great! this video was awesome… i was getting frustrated

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