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Numbering automatically changes tab stop

asked 2016-05-05 18:12:39 +0100

dovah32 gravatar image

updated 2016-05-05 18:13:31 +0100

I am creating a question paper for my students. So I am using the two column mode. I am using numbering and bullets to write questions as numbered list which automatically increases number.



so on. To create 4 options I am using a table. (I know very painful and probably not a very efficient way. but I could only come up with this.) My problem is that for some reason, suddenly the questions starts to have big tab after them. See question 9 and 10.


The details of the numbering and bullets section is shown in the picture below.


Is there any way to correct this?

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Okay I have realized the problem is due to the fact that I was using tab. with space there is no problem.

dovah32 gravatar imagedovah32 ( 2016-05-05 19:39:41 +0100 )edit

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answered 2016-05-06 08:17:54 +0100

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The problem commes from the fact your number "crosses" a "width border": 9 uses only one digit, while 10 2 digits. The width of the question number is therefore wider and exceeds the allowed tab width.

To correct the problem, set your tab stop for the widest question number; all others will be aligned without overflow.

For the benefit of all, tick this answer if it gives a satisfactory solution.

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