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Dec 10, 2010 9:47 AM

Is there a way to specify a minimum distance for a right indent tab? IE in an index I have text that is getting too close to the page numbers before it breaks to a new line.

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    Dec 10, 2010 11:09 AM   in reply to M.Jay.Victor

    Not as far as I know. One of the scripters might have a clever way of looking at the x-coordinate of the last character before a tab and add a forced line break if it exceeds a preset value.

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    Dec 10, 2010 11:39 AM   in reply to M.Jay.Victor

    Very interesting. That's something I wouldn't have expected.

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    May 2, 2013 9:16 PM   in reply to M.Jay.Victor

    I just encountered the same problem, and I created a new GREP style for my paragraphs that use right indent tabs.


    The GREP looks like this: .(?=~y)

    [i.e., select the last letter before a width tab]


    To that GREP I assigned a character style that sets the kerning at 120. That seems to accomplish what I wanted when I came across this thread looking for an answer.     

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