How to Remove MS Word Tab Marks

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Microsoft Word provides a multitude of formatting tools that are easy to access and adjust. Setting tab marks in MS Word allows a user to align their text at a certain position inward from the left or right margin of the document. Sometimes, adding too many tab marks can clutter your document’s formatting and it becomes necessary to remove a few. MS Word provides simple click-based program shortcuts that can allow you to set or clear tab marks from the "Tabs" dialog box.

  • Double-click on the tab mark found in the horizontal ruler extending across the top of your MS Word document. This will bring up the "Tabs" dialog box.

  • Click the tab mark you want to remove from the list appearing under the words "Tab stop position." Click the "Clear" button found near the bottom of the "Tabs" dialog box. If you want to remove all tab marks from a formatted section of text, click the "Clear All" button.

  • Click the "OK" button found near the bottom of the "Tabs" dialog box to let the changes take effect.

  • Click and drag the tab mark from the horizontal ruler to remove it as another solution. Drag the tab mark until it stops moving and turns a pale gray color and release.

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