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Tabstops

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Use tabstops to create sophisticated text layouts. Choose from left, centre and right justified tabs with or without leader dots.

Creating/Deleting Tabs

Click on the ruler bar at the position you want to create a new tab.

Click & drag an existing tab-stop to move it to a new position.

Click & drag an existing tab right off the ruler bar to delete it.

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centre tab

right tab

Screen Display When Using Tabstops

Tab characters are shown as small pink arrows during editing

Notes

  • Tabstops are remembered even after closing and re-opening a PDF.
  • As you add or move an existing tabs their numeric position is shown in the status bar at the bottom of the window.
  • Tabstops may be positioned beyond the left & right margins of the text box.

Creating Centre & Right Tabs

Position the mouse cursor over an existing left tab then press the right mouse button to see the Tab menu.

Choose Centre or Right to change the type.

Tab Leaders

From the Tab Options... dialogue box, you can set the leader character or modify the way tabs wrap across lines.

Position the mouse cursor over the tabstop you want to modify.

Press the right mouse button to display the tab menu and choose Tab Options...

To add leader dots to your tabstop, type a single '.' (period) into the Leader Character text box.

You can type any single character into this box for use as a tab leader.

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Trailing Tab Leaders

Use the Tab Options... dialogue to control the way tab leaders are drawn for wrapped lines.

Position the mouse cursor over the tabstop you want to modify.

Press the right mouse button to display the tab menu and choose Tab Options...

When Trailing Leaders is checked, Infix will add leader dots to the end of a line that wraps because of a tab stop.

Trailing leaders have
been added by Infix.

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Notes

  • Trailing leaders cannot be selected or edited with the text or object select tools. The caret will skip over them when moving through text.
  • Trailing tab leaders extend up to the right edge of the text box.