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Microsoft KB Archive/105440

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Pressing Tab Does Not Advance Cursor to Next Cell in Table PSS ID Number: Q105440 Article last modified on 11-30-1993

2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows versions 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system version 3.0 and 3.1


If the insertion point is in a table following a section break, pressing TAB may move the insertion point to the next tab stop position within the same cell rather than moving to the next cell.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Word version 2.x for Windows. This problem was corrected in Word 6.0 for Windows.

Steps to Reproduce Problem

  1. In a new document in normal view, press ENTER.
  2. From the Table menu, choose Insert Table.
  3. From the Table menu, choose Select Table.
  4. From the Format menu, choose Page Setup. Select “Size and Orientation” and under Orientation, select Landscape. In the Apply To list, select Selected Text. Choose OK.
  5. Press TAB (the insertion point will be in the first cell).

The insertion point moves to the next tab stop position and not to the next cell as expected.


Manually select the table including the paragraph mark that follows, rather than choosing Select Table from the Table menu in step 3 above.

Additional reference words: 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c W4WTABLE NEXTCELL


Copyright Microsoft Corporation 1993.