Mysteriously Moving Margins in Word
In Microsoft Word 2008 (and older versions), if you put your cursor in a paragraph and then move a tab or indent marker in the ruler, the change applies to just that paragraph. If your markers are closely spaced, you may have trouble grabbing the right one, and inadvertently work with tabs when you want to work with indents, or vice-versa. The solution is to hover your mouse over the marker until a yellow tooltip confirms which element you're about to drag.
I recently came to appreciate the importance of waiting for those tooltips: a document mysteriously reset its margins several times while I was under deadline pressure, causing a variety of problems. After several hours of puzzlement, I had my "doh!" moment: I had been dragging a margin marker when I thought I was dragging an indent marker.
When it comes to moving markers in the Word ruler, the moral of the story is always to hover, read, and only then drag.
Other articles in the series “Take Control of Apple TV”
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 11: Do More with Apple TV (27 Jan 14)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 10: Play Games on Apple TV (20 Jan 14)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 9: Present with Apple TV (13 Jan 14)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 8: View Photos & Home Movies (06 Jan 14)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 7: Rock Out with Apple TV (16 Dec 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 6: Apple TV at the Movies (09 Dec 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 5: Master AirPlay (25 Nov 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 4: Discover What’s on Offer (18 Nov 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 3: Control Your Apple TV (11 Nov 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 2: Set Up Your Apple TV (04 Nov 13)
- Take Control of Apple TV, Chapter 1: Introducing Apple TV (04 Nov 13)
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