Step 10: Setting dot leaders

The three columns you created earlier contains text that will use dot leaders (rows of dots between the left and right text blocks.)

PageStream's Tab feature allows you to insert aligned rows of dots. Instead of manually pressing the period key (which are too closely spaced and which can not be aligned without a monospaced font), PageStream's dot leader feature does it all for you.

1. Choose Select All from the Edit menu.

The text in the columns will be selected.

2. Set the dot leader tab.

Choose Tabs from the Type menu. Click on the ruler at 16p6 to create a tab at 16p6. If you click on the wrong location, you can click drag the tab or enter in a position of 16p6. Choose US Decimal from the Type pop-up and click a "." into the Fill text control. This will cause tabbed text to align to the decimal and be filled will aligned rows of "."'s.

3. Click OK.

Click anywhere in the text frame to deselect the text when you are done. You may wish to choose View Actual Size to better see the changes made.


 

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