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Won't remember tab or margin settings

I can set the tabs and margins, but once I turn the typewriter off, it doesn't remember the settings. I am tempted to leave the typewriter on all the time, but that might ruin the display. Any suggestions on how I can get the settings to "stick"?

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Re: won't remember tab or margin settings

Should be a back-up battery on the pcb.This needs to be replaced... Dave,, Ulster,, Northern Ireland..

Posted on Mar 16, 2007

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How to clear history of tabs and margins to start over on the Brother GX-6750

Unfortunately, I don't think you can reset all of the margins and tabs at once. To reset a specific margin, move to that margin and then press ALT and the 6 key simultaneously. (That's the Margin Release.) If you are resetting the left margin, press the backspace (or space) key until you reach the new margin location. Then press Alt + 7 (L Margin) to set the new margin. For the right margin, press space (or backspace) until you reach the new margin location. Now, press Alt + 8 to set the new right margin location.

You can clear all of the tabs by pressing and holding Alt + 0 (tab clear) for over half a second.

The manual for the GX-6750 is available from Brother on the product support site: . Click on the Manuals & Documents tab. The direct link to the manual (in English) is / The procedure to set the margins is on page 2. The procedure to set the tabs is on page 5.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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How do I increase the margins on the typewriter

To set a margin beyond the left or right margin, move the carrier (or cursor) to that margin, press the Margin Release key, then proceed to move the carrier (or cursor) to the desired position. Then, press the Left or Right margin key to set the new margin. A beep will sound indicating the new margin has been set. When you set a new left or right margin, the previous margin is automatically cleared.

Alternatively, you can type beyond the right margin by pressing the Margin Release key and then continue typing when the carrier (or cursor) stops at the right margin. To type beyond the left margin, press the Margin Release key and then the Backspace key to move the carrier (or cursor) to the position where you want to start typing.

Remember to always use genuine Swintec ribbons and lift-off tapes for your Swintec 7040, which can be found at Swintec Typewriter Supplies .

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Return to tab

Don't confuse tabs and margins, after a return it always goes to left margin. Use the tab key to go from the left to the next place where you set a tab

Jan 30, 2014 | Nakajima AE-740 Typewriter

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KXR00 I have a panasonic elfec electronic typewriter r200 and I don't have a manual. I am having trouble setting the Left & Right Margins Regaards Lesley

I have a manual...
To clear margins and have do the following: depress the "return" key so the carriage returns to the left margin. Then depressed the "code" "tab clr" keys.
To set margins and tad do the following: clear your margins in tabs using the steps above. Depressed space bar until you reach the desired left margin. Depressed the "L. MAR" key... you're left margin is now set. Depress the "space bar" until you reach the first required tab stop. Depressed the "tab set" key... your first tab stop is now set. Repeat steps 4and 5 for each tab stop required on the writing line up 13 can be set on each line. Depress the spacebar to move the carriage to the desired right margin. Depressed the "r. mar" key. Finally depress the return key.

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Can not delete tabs and set margins

When using the margin release key just press and release it will not work if you hold it down.


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How do you clear a tab someone preset. when I get to the far right of page and hit return it will on return to a tab. How do I clear all the preset margins or tabs.?? thanks

To clear margins, you have to hit the return button to find the left margin, then hit margin release and back space to move the margin left or spacebar to move to the right, then hit left margin button to set the new position. Right margin now. Hold spacebar down and find right margin position, hit margin rease and either spacebar to the right or backspace to the left to the new margin position then hit right margin button to set the new position. Tabs now. hit the tab key, when it goes to the first set tab, hit the tab clear key, then hit the tab key again, then tab clear again etc.

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How do I set Decimal Tabs?

From the User's Manual:

Margins and For each setting, move point. key(s) indicated:
• LMar to set left margino
• RMar to set the right margino
• MarRei to the!" left of the margino
• TSet to set a tab. Vou set at the left and right margins. Vou • TClr to clear a tab.
• TClr + CRln elear ali The earrier does not margino when the carrier is tive margino Vou type or space through ríght margino saved when the oft.
the carrier to the desired point, and press the
the margin.
MarRel release the left margin, ther Backspace or +- to move
margi n.
You can up to 26 tabs. Permanent tabs exist
You cannot clear these tabs.
CRtn to clear all tabs.
carrier lock at the right margin. The typewriter beeps
about five spaces before the right margin. You can
the right margin. Margin and tab settings are
typewriter is turned.

You can download the User's Manual from LEXMARK:

Look for the title 'IBM Typewriters' at the end of the page, open the list box and select your typewritter model.

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Tab Release

You can reset all functions to original settings by doing this simple self test.
1. Turn typewriter off
2. Hold down the margin release key.
3. While holding down margin release key, turn on typewriter.
4. release margin release key
typewriter will now begin to type on it's own.
5. Turn typewriter off and then on again
all settings will now be cleared.

Feb 02, 2009 | Swintec 7040 Typewriter

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Swintec 2600 Electric Typewriter

MARGINS: Left margin space or tab to where you want margin set and depress the mar L key. Sometimes the key has to be depressed as you hit the code key. If you want to move carrige to the left, go to margin hit margin release and bk space to where you want. Same with the right margin only use th R margin key. Code key usually keys have second message are in green, yellow or red. Use code key with the small print on the key to activate that function.... Good luck

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Margin Release for Brother GX-6750 Typewriter

Typewriters have alimit to how far to the right or left that you can set margins. Once you use the alt & 6 key to bypass the current margin setting then move to the new setting then hold the alt key and touch the 7 key to keep it in the new position.

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