Using Tab Leaders

Tab leaders are used on menus, price lists, and contents pages. Their purpose is to guide the eye from one piece of text to the next. There are other solutions, arguably preferable, that don't introduce gaping holes between the item and its page number or price, but so long as the distance between the text and the number isn't too wide, this can be a good solution.

Figure 12.4. This menu uses a right tab with leader characters (a period followed by a space) to separate the menu item and its price.



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

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