Setting Tabs

Table of contents:

  1. Place your pointer where you want to add horizontal space and press the Tab key.
  2. Choose Type > Tabs. With your Type cursor in the text frame, click the magnet symbol at the bottom right of the Tab Ruler to snap the Tab Ruler above the text frame.
  3. On the Tab Ruler, choose the type of tab you want and click a location on the ruler to position the tab.


You can set repeating tabs based on the distance between the tab and the left indent or the previous tab stop by choosing Repeat Tab in the Tabs Palette menu. You can also delete any existing tabs by choosing Clear All.

Figure 12.2. Types of Tabs. In each case the tab stop is set at 12 picas.

Creating Decimal Tabs

Part I: Character Formats

Getting Started

Going with the Flow

Character Reference

Getting the Lead Out

Kern, Baby, Kern

Sweating the Small Stuff: Special Characters, White Space, and Glyphs

OpenType: The New Frontier in Font Technology

Part II: Paragraph Formats

Aligning Your Type

Paragraph Indents and Spacing

First Impressions: Creating Great Opening Paragraphs

Dont Fear the Hyphen

Mastering Tabs and Tables

Part III: Styles

Stylin with Paragraph and Character Styles

Mo Style

Part IV: Page Layout

Setting Up Your Document

Everything in Its Right Place: Using Grids

Text Wraps: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Type Effects

InDesign Type. Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
InDesign Type: Professional Typography with Adobe InDesign CS2
ISBN: 0321385446
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 186
Authors: Nigel French © 2008-2020.
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