Let us use the TAB key in Word Online
This is a pretty basic feature request: let us tab to do basic formatting in Word Online documents. Using a table isn't efficient when only one or two rows of separate, organized text are needed. This is a basic feature (it was a typewriter feature-so its been around for a while).
The bigger request is to bring the editors in the Office Online applications up to par with their competitors. For example, Google and Apple support liberal tab use.
The lack of the BASIC tab function in Word Online renders it 100% USELESS. I now only work on my .docx files using the main Word application on my PC. There is so much missing functionality in the "online" suite that you CAN'T USE IT TO GET WORK DONE
Remco Spierings commented
We have more than 450 Office 365 licenses and about 200 of our users are using the E1 licence for online use. These users can't edit these files because this simple function is missing. Please fix this in the next release.
It's hard enough to get users to switch to working in shared environments if everything is working properly. Having basic legacy features disabled kills any motivation of users to switch to working online, as the user is losing functionality in the process.
Out of all the features they decided to include, a working tab space wasn't one of them. Unbelieveable. Years later, still no TAB.
It's embarrasing that Microsoft has not supported tabs yet. I use Google Docs at work instead.
I would also love to see this feature, as well. It really is something that is expected behavior, coming from the Word desktop application. Is it a technically difficult thing to do inside a browser environment?
Benny Lloyd WIllner commented
Of course one should be able to use tabs in documents. Using a table is a poor quickfix that, as you say, isn´t a viable option in various situations.