How to Delete Tabs in Microsoft Word

How to Delete Tabs in Microsoft Word. Tabs can be useful in organizing and formatting a Microsoft Word document. However, they can also be problematic when you want to make certain changes to your text. By simply deleting the problem tabs, you can make changes to your document with ease.

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Start Microsoft Word and open a document. Click with your mouse anywhere in the paragraph that contains the tab you want to delete.

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Choose the "Format" menu from the menu bar, and click "Tabs." A dialog box will appear.

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Click the tab you want to delete from the list of tabs in the "Tab Stop Position" box.

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Click the "Clear" button at the bottom of the dialog box to clear the tab stop you selected.

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Continue to select unwanted tabs from the "Tab Stop Position" box in the "Tabs" dialog box, clicking the "Clear" button after a tab is selected.

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Click "OK" to close the dialog box and bring you back to your document.