Yes, thanks so much! What I had found worked was moving the margin controls. I'm still not sure how to set the tabs but I think I go to that horizontal ruler and pull down; that creates a tab mark--one of those tiny two-lines-on-right-angles thingies on the margin bar.
Actually, it's fun learning the nuances and I'm so glad you knew how to change the bullet preferences because it isn't intuitive whatsoever. In fact, the whole problem of learning on computers is that too much is not intuitive.
For instance, I was using Word 2000 for years. When I had upgraded to Word 2000, suddenly there was this ribbon. Wha? Suddenly my menus were schizophrenic! What happened to the menu driven options? I thought it was so much easier the old way. Now I have to investigate what is where on what ribbon. A lot of that is obvious but a lot is not.
Further, when Microsoft provides troubleshooting information, yes it is detailed if you can actually find what you are looking for. In most instances, questions like the bullet question you have solved is nowhere to simply be found.
One of the problems with being smart is that you think you can figure out everything. Without a computer-oriented Rosetta Stone, you can't. A lot of processes are built upon the assumption that you understand certain things. It's like cracking code in that case.
Case in point, a lady friend of mine is not a computer whiz but needs to learn the basics. She had asked me "Where's the start button?" Now that sounds like a ridiculous question, but for a beginner, you look on the screen and there's no button that says start. You need to know to right click on the Microsoft button on the bottom left in Vista but if you've never done that before, how would you know? That's basic but there are so many esoteric operations that no one would ever know how to do unless they are in the industry or have had someone show them as you showed me the solution to my button malaise.
It's said that guys have a big challenge with asking for directions. Shame on us? Is it better to be lost? So I've learned not to be a hero. If I don't know something and can't figure it out myself, I plead ignorance and go here. Usually, someone has "been there" and has "done that" and can simply solve what appears to be an insuperable task.
Thanks again for your help. I'm putting together a manual for my "free solar" team and without the proper formatting, it would look like my computer went out drinking. Now, everything is working fine.
Edited by godzilla1347, 16 December 2014 - 02:05 PM.