How to insert a tab character instead of a table?

Like in Notepad or Word.

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Last updated December 13, 2019 Views 16,297 Applies to:

You need a trick:

Create an Auto-correct rule that turns your chosen character sequence (e.g. "\t") into a regular TAB:

  1. Open Notepad and type one TAB. Select it and copy it.
  2. Go to OneNote and click File | Options | Proofing | AutoCorrect Options
  3. In the dialog, put your desired sequence of characters (e.g. \t into the "Replace:" field.
  4. Paste the TAB that you copied from Notepad into the "With:" filed. Click Add.

Now, any \t followed by a SPACE will be replaced by a regular TAB.


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