Using the Tab key to switch fields

Use the Tab key to move from one form field to another

Microsoft Word Bonus

When working with tables in Microsoft Word, if you run out of rows, simply hit “Tab” when you are in the last cell and it will create a new row automatically.

The “Tab” key is a very handy button.  Dating back to when computers shipped without a mouse to get around, people would use the Tab key to switch between elements.  It is still useful to have today when filling out long forms, or trying to move between cells within a table (in Word for example).

Give it a try here:



First name: Last name:

More Fields:

Too many fields:

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Pro Tip

Press and hold the “Shift” key and then hit “Tab” when you make a mistake and have to go back to the last field.  We all get trigger happy sometimes…