Using the Document Editor, you can define left, right, center and decimal tab points to define the positions of text strings and columns across the page. A paragraph or highlighted block of text can have as many as twenty tab points, which apply to every line of the selected text.
If you do not set tab points, themoves the cursor to default tab points at 0.5-inch intervals.
Select 'Document-Edit > Paragraph', then choose one of:
or click on the ruler at the top of the page.
Create and Clear Tab Points
Using the ruler
If the ruler is not visible, select the option 'Document-Edit > File > View > Horizontal Ruler'.
To create a:
To move a tab position, click on the tab symbol on the ruler and drag it to the new position.
Using the Set Tab menu option
The 'Paragraph > Set Tab' menu option displays the 'Set a Tab Position' dialog, on which you select from a set of radio buttons to specify the tab type.
The dialog provides two advantages over the ruler; you can:
Click on the to save the settings.
Clearing a single tab point
Highlight the block of text and select the 'Paragraph | Clear Tab' menu option.
The 'Clear a Tab Position' dialog displays.
Select the tab to clear and click on the .
Clearing all tab points for a text block
Select the block of text and select the 'Paragraph | Clear All Tabs' menu option.
- The option 'Document-Edit > File > Manage > Snap To Grid' affects the movement of the tabs (and the paragraph indentation markers) on the ruler; when you select this option, the movements of the tab markers are locked on to an invisible grid at intervals of 1/16 inch (half a ruler division)