edited 12/09/19 in Smartsheet Basics

With the new format of the tool bar (now a ribbon at the top), I can't for the life of me find a button to indent/outdent to create tasks and subtasks. Can anyone point me in the right direction? This is a trial version... am I missing some of the key functionality? 




  • Hi Shari,

    The buttons are the ones between Filter and the font (Arial, in your image).  They're grayed out probably because you have a cell selected in a row that can't be indented or outdented (e.g. the first row of the sheet).  Try clicking on a cell in a row that should be indentable and you should see it become selectable.

    Hope that helps.


  • RebSchr
    RebSchr ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Shari,

    You can also utilize the keyboard shortcut keys - "Ctrl [" or "Ctrl ]".  I am a huge shortcut user and found it very helpful.  If you are  on a row or field that is not the primary, it will not allow you to utilize this feature.

    Hope this helps as well! 



  • Mattias
    Mattias ✭✭

    I am trying to find this keyboard shortcut on a Mac with Swedish keyboard and Google Chrome...

    Cant seem to get it to work, in any other application Square brackets are located on alt+8 and alt+9 but using that in Smartsheet doesnt work.


    Any thoughts?

  • Andrée Starå
    Andrée Starå ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi Mattias,

    It should work. It works for me with the same setup.

    I hope this helps you!


    Andrée Starå - Workflow Consultant @ Get Done


    Andrée Starå | Workflow Consultant / CEO @ WORK BOLD

    W: | | P: +46 (0) - 72 - 510 99 35

    Feel free to contact me for help with Smartsheet, integrations, general workflow advice, or anything else.