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View.ShowTabs Property (Word)

True if tab characters are displayed. Read/write Boolean.

expression .ShowTabs

expression An expression that returns a View object.

This example inserts a tab before the selection and displays tab characters in the window for Document2.

With Windows("Document2") 
 .View.ShowTabs = True 
End With 
Selection.InsertBefore vbTab 
Selection.Collapse Direction:=wdCollapseEnd

This example splits the active window, shows tab characters in the first pane, and hides tab characters in the second pane.

With ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow 
 .Split = True 
 .Panes(1).View.ShowTabs = True 
 .Panes(2).View.ShowTabs = False 
End With