For some reason, on a document I have, the size of a tab has been reduced to almost nothing. This means that it is hard to determine the indentation level of a line. Is there anyway to change the sizes of the tabs for this section of the document?


Right-click on your document and then click "Paragraph".

Click the "Tabs..." button (bottom left).

Then change the "Default tab stops" (top right).


If you want to set the size of a tab as a certain number of spaces then Microsoft Word 2010 doesn't do it.

  • Of course, why would it?
    – samus
    Mar 30 '17 at 18:04
  • 4
    @samis Because programmers too write reports, and those may include code samples?
    – Medinoc
    Jan 10 '20 at 17:51
  • which are using a fixed-pitch font, where it actually makes sense, like in an IDE?
    – dlatikay
    Nov 20 '20 at 12:09

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