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Keeping tab active

Discussion in 'Microsoft Office' started by Billy B, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Billy B

    Billy B Flightless Bird

    One change I don't understand in Office 2007 is how the tab function. If I am
    working on a document and typing text, then want to insert a line from the
    Insert tab- shapes, insert the line, type more text, then insert another
    drawing object, when I begin typing again, I am returned to the Home tab.
    Then I must repeat all the previous steps of selecting the tab and the
    options to draw another line.

    Is there a way to prevent this action and have the program not automatically
    change tabs until I select it? Thanks.
     
  2. Doc

    Doc Flightless Bird

    "Billy B" <BillyB@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B1B9E916-862A-4A08-A92F-2D727709A51A@microsoft.com...
    > One change I don't understand in Office 2007 is how the tab function. If I
    > am
    > working on a document and typing text, then want to insert a line from the
    > Insert tab- shapes, insert the line, type more text, then insert another
    > drawing object, when I begin typing again, I am returned to the Home tab.
    > Then I must repeat all the previous steps of selecting the tab and the
    > options to draw another line.
    >
    > Is there a way to prevent this action and have the program not
    > automatically
    > change tabs until I select it? Thanks.


    Billy,

    I believe what you are describing is a default action of the Office
    application and not something that is under user control.

    If adding a shape, in your case a line, is something you do frequently, you
    can add 'Shapes' to the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT). This way, you can
    access any shape independent of the ribbon.

    Doc
     

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