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dot leaders in a numbered list

2850 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 24, 2010 12:44 PM by Bart De Mylle RSS
Bart De Mylle Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Aug 24, 2010 6:27 AM
Is it impossible to add dot leaders in a numbered list?
I created a numbered list. I'd like to fill out the empty space between the text and the margin with dot leaders, indicating where my students are supposed to take notes.
I apply dot leaders by going to Tab Stops>choosing alignment right>choosing leader. The dot leaders are added everywhere I press tab.
However, in a list, pressing tab moves the level of the list one indent.
Do I have to use another way or shortcut?
iMac 2.93 Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 4G ram
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,720 points)
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    Aug 24, 2010 7:23 AM (in response to Bart De Mylle)
    I don't think you can have both. You could create a text box with only dots on the lines where you want them. put the box (floating) in front of your list.
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  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (27,215 points)
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:15 AM (in response to Bart De Mylle)
    It is not your fault. The problem is with the silly way Apple has implemented the tabs in Lists.

    To get a real tab and not an indent in a List, type +option tab.+

    What Apple has done is exactly the wrong way around.

    The exceptional case should have the exceptional key set.

    They really need their heads banged together in the "User Interface" department at OSX, I am daily exasperated at their constant stuff ups.

    Peter
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  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (14,720 points)
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    Aug 24, 2010 9:18 AM (in response to Bart De Mylle)
    What didn't you understand in my post? Was it too short?
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