Tip: The Magic Right-Indent Tab

I’ve seen many designers fuss with right-tab settings over and over as they change the width of a text box — when all they had to do was set a right-indent tab…

A right-indent tab aligns to the right edge of a text box, and stays aligned to the right edge if you resize the box. To use one, just hold down the Option key when pressing the Tab key. The text after the Tab will will then align to the right edge of the text box.

The Magic Right-Indent Tab

Tip #2: to make a dotted leader like the one in the example, just set a Tab stop anywhere on the ruler and type a period into the Fill Characters field.

The Magic Right-Indent Tab

Tip #3: In QuarkXPress 7, you can use the Measurements palette to set Tabs, rather than opening the Item> Modify dialog box.

The Magic Right-Indent Tab