How to Clear Tabs in Open Office

Since Apache decided to continue development of the Open Office code base, the Writer application contained in the software suite of productivity applications continues to grow in popularity. A close second, is Open Office Impress that is the presentation program for Open Office. No matter which of the two popular programs you choose to use, a common task that arises for end-users is how to clear tabs in Open Office. The software developers have made the tab management process very similar in both of these programs as found in Microsoft PowerPoint or Word, and you are able to delete tabs both manually or automatically in each program.


Steps to Clear Tabs in Open Office Manually

Step 1: Launch Open Office Impress or Writer by double clicking the program icon located on your computer’s desktop or by selecting from the “Start” menu if working on a Windows computer.
Step 2: Choose the “View” and then “Ruler” menu options from the applications main file menu if you do not see the ruler already displayed on the application.
Step 3: Select (click) and then hold on the tab that you want to remove on the horizontal ruler on the program.
Step 4: Now, drag the tab off of the ruler in the application while continuing to hold down the mouse button to complete clearing tabs in Open Office.

Steps to Clear Tabs in Open Office Automatically

Step 1: Launch or open the Impress or Writer applications by double clicking the program icon located on the computer’s desktop. If you are working on a Windows computer, you can alternatively launch the program by choose the program icon from the “start” menu.
Step 2: Choose the “Format” menu option from the file menu.
Step 3: Now, select the “Paragraph” menu choice followed by the menu tab labeled, “Tabs.”
Step 4: Choose the type of tab that you want to delete from the “Type” section of the Tabs menu dialog box followed by clicking the “Delete All” menu option.
Step 5: Click the “OK” menu button to save the changes to the document, and you will have successfully cleared tabs in Open Office.

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