Tip: Making Microsoft Word More SEO Friendly

As an SEO I always deal with one or the other type of hierarchy so indentation and bullet points are a key feature for me. Microsoft Word has one very annoying thing about it and that is when you TAB a bullet point it adds a tab character instead of indenting to a new hierarchy level. A simple Google search discovered the following steps which happened to solve my problem:

Microsoft Office Button > Word Options > Proofing > Auto Correction Settings > Auto Correct Options > Auto Format As You Type:

Tick: “Set left- and first-indent with tabs and backspace” and you’re done.

Now when you work with Word simply press tab and watch your bullet points do what they are supposed to!

Dan Petrovic, the managing director of DEJAN, is Australia’s best-known name in the field of search engine optimisation. Dan is a web author, innovator and a highly regarded search industry event speaker.

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