This is driving me crazy.
I've done this in earlier versions of Indesign.
I'm using CS4.
I need to use a tab to make all the prices on this page line up.
But nothing I have tried works.
I've read the help files but they just say make a decimal tab and the numbers will move there.
No details or step by step instructions.
I guess I need someone to hold my hand. LOL
When I create a decimal tab and select the line of type with the number in it and hit tab the whole line just disappears, or it moves the number to the next line, flush left.
Nothing I do will get it to move the decimal over to the tab.
Any help appreciated...
The blue guide line on the left side of the collum is where I want the decimals to align.
Thanks for replying.
Image one is the page just before I hit the tab key, the cursor is in front of the 6 after Blueberry...
Image 2 is just after hitting the tab key, the whole price moves to the next line.
This is what I keep running into, I dont know what to do differently.
I think this is just how I've always done it.
I figured it out.
When the type moves over it actually moves a little farther then the arrow indicator in the Tabs Bar.
This causes the Type to move outside the width of the column and it goes down to the next line.
The left guide line is where the tab arrow is set and the right one is where the decimal actually moves too.
Thanks for the help, once I knew that I was using the right process I looked for a reason that it wasn't working.
That's really not true. A right indent tab is analagouse to a right-aligned tab set on the right margin. Depending on the font, and the whter there are tabualr figures, a right-aligned or right-indent tab MIGHT yeild a similar result, but with proportional figures the position of the decimal point would shift back and forth slightly depenidng on waht the actual numbers might be.