Please, can we have the default tab stop signs back to the ruler!!! (Word teacher in trouble)
Default tab stop signs show no longer in Ruler!
A serious set back has happened as the DEFAULT tab stops do not show in the Ruler in Word version 2013. I am teacher and teaching how the formal documents are written with Word.The formal Finnish Standard uses the default tab stops between 2.3 cm and it is crucial for younger users to see the tab stops in ruler to learn where things should be. (Now they try to imagine where the tab stop 4.6 cm and 9.2 cm are...)
Please, note that we do not want to set the tab stops again by hand with the indentation marks from the left side of the ruler as they confuse the beginners.
Please, can we have the default tab stop signs back to Word 2013? I can still see them in my Mac version 2011.
Lucas Groves commented
The previous commenters are way too polite. Removing the tick marks for default tab stops in MS Word was a brainless decision that should be REVERSED. Yes, we know all about setting our own tabs, but it is useful to have default tabs, and depending on the job at hand, we may make extensive use of them. However, having tabs with no markings is a giant, idiotic step backward. smh
I strongly agree, it make it so much easier to control what you want to do in MS Word. Also troublesome - I cannot add a tab within the margin anymore. (Worked so well (quick) with setting of exam papers(Marks in the margin). The "double click" on a tab setting in the ruler, newer versions no longer take you to the settings. The same with the "split window" that used to be on top of the scrollbar.
The critical issue here for anyone teaching PROPER use of tabs and tab stops is that we are now unable to demonstrate that placing a user generated tab stop CLEARS all default stab stops to the left of the user defined tab stop!!
Why can Microsoft show the default stab stops in PowerPoint 2013/16, but NOT in Word 2013/16 where this is a fundamental concept?
Yes, please do bring them back. And make them more obviously visible. They were too easy to miss in 2010. Make the display user controllable.