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How to format/align text for credits?

Nov 23, 2012 2:06 PM



I'm new to Ai, and I'm working off of a 2 column end movie credit scroll with a space between them.


The formatting/alignment is fine and I simply need to replace the names in each column.  However, the text is not behaving how I'd like it to. When I type text in the left column, I'd like the text to move to the left, but when I type it goes to the right (into the middle space), pushes the text in the other column to the right and messes up the formatting.


Is there a setting or way to make the text go to the left?



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    Nov 23, 2012 2:22 PM   in reply to Joe Riggs



    In the Paragraph palette, which is with the Character palette, tick Align Right; you will have to move the column back in place (you may determine its position before you change).

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    Nov 24, 2012 6:39 AM   in reply to Joe Riggs

    See online help to learn to use tabs correctly.


    Set your text object to align left.

    Invoke the tab ruler.

    Set a right tab stop just left of center of your text object.

    Set a left tab stop just right of center.




    Type a tab character.

    Type the left column text.

    Type a tab character.

    Type the right column text.

    Type a return.

    Repeat for each facing-column line.


    Also read the documentation about how to use Paragraph Styles, so you can store the above setup.



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