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Tab Fill Character Spacing [closed]

asked 2012-07-23 14:55:35 +0200

ecoten gravatar image

Is it possible to increase the spacing between tab fill characters e.g. if I have a tab fill character set to use the full-stop it comes out like the first example. I'd like it to come out like the second line but when I tried to adjust the character spacing it actually came out like the third line.

how it really appears..................after the tab
how I want it to appear . . . . . . . .after the tab
m y   f a i l e d   a t t e m p t......after the tab

Is the tab fill character spacing adjustable?

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Closed for the following reason the question is answered, right answer was accepted by Alex Kemp
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Similar problem from OOo forums: Tab Fill Character - "Wide Dot" - sadly, noperfect solution...

tohuwawohu gravatar imagetohuwawohu ( 2012-07-23 16:05:40 +0200 )edit

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answered 2012-07-23 22:20:11 +0200

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updated 2013-03-20 12:47:02 +0200

Use a character style

To quickly do this with all Tab-spaces in the text, use the Find&Replace: Search for - \t, More options - Regular expressions - On, Find All and Close

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That's a really helpful edit. Will this work for tabs that are part of a table of contents? Presumably I have to enable 'allow manual editing' on the table of contents to do this?

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2012-07-24 11:45:47 +0200 )edit

Your edit of 20th March has removed the crucial part of the answer 'use a character style'. Without this simple sentence this answer is difficult to understand.

ecoten gravatar imageecoten ( 2014-03-28 13:51:27 +0200 )edit
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answered 2012-11-27 14:31:29 +0200

Under "Fill character," select "Character" and input something different—I recommend using the ellipsis character (…), which results in a slightly larger per-dot spacing than the standard period. Unfortunately, you can't set multiple characters there, or you could manually space periods.

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