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Framemaker Equivalent for Tab in MS Word

Feb 6, 2013 9:24 PM

Tags: #framemaker_8

Is there a framemaker equivalent for Tab in MS Word? See the following screenshot:

PrtScr capture_2.jpg

I want to align the pink line with the blue line. How do I do it? I'm working on FM version 8.

Can anyone please help me with this?

Thank You!

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    Feb 6, 2013 9:39 PM   in reply to priyapmr

    Hi Priya,


    There are no default tab stops for paragraph styles in FrameMaker; you need to set the paragraph stop(s) for each paragraph style, and then the Tab key will act as you expect.


    You may find it easier to use the ruler bar to set tab stops when you are starting out. If you do, be sure to update the definition using the Paragraph Designer so that future and existing instances of that paragraph style will all have the tab stops.



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    Feb 7, 2013 5:20 AM   in reply to priyapmr

    I would not use a tab to align the pink line with the blue one. If for some reason you add more content to the pink line, then it will flow to a second line without an indent.


    Tabbing at the beginning of a paragraph is typewriter style. I would indent the whole paragraph using the paragraph designer.



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    Feb 7, 2013 5:50 AM   in reply to Reviewer1066

    Or if indented bulleted content is not worthy of its own paragraph format, put the indented matter in a borderless table.

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