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Chapter 6. Formats > To set custom tab stops:

To set custom tab stops:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

2.
Zoom in on your document, but make sure you still see the full width of the text column. Zooming in will make the tabs ruler increments easier to see.

3.
Highlight all the copy for which the tab stops are to be set.

4.
Choose Style menu > Tabs (Ctrl-Shift-T), and move the dialog box if it's in the way.

5.
Click the Left, Center, Right, Decimal, or Comma, or Align On icon (, next page). Use the Decimal or comma if some of the numbers are in parentheses.

6.
Optional: To create a leader, enter one or two keyboard characters in the Fill Characters field. Enter a period (.) to create a dot leader (all the illustrations on this page and , next page).

7.
Click in the tabs ruler to insert a tab stop (, next page). If you need to move the marker, just drag it to the left or the right.

or

Enter a position number (location on the ruler) in the Position field using any measurement system, then click Set (, next page).

8.
Optional: Repeat steps 5–7 to create additional tab stops.

9.
Click Apply (or turn on continuous apply by Alt-clicking the Apply button), make any adjustments, then click OK or press Enter.

Tip

Tabs, like all paragraph formats, can be part of a style sheet. I usually create a style sheet based on a paragraph that already contains custom tabs in the right spots.



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