Is it possible to use InDesign to create an overlapping set of pages that are navigable with tabs. This would be similar to the way exel in office expresses itself with the tabs above that take you to the different sheets. I am creating a phone listing and want to have the alphabet in the tabs like an old style pocket phone book.
It depends on your deployment needs. An interactive PDF can do navigation like this with simple page-destination links and graphics to simulate the tabbed pages. I posted a simple demo example here: http://www.getinfotech.net/tabbed-example.pdf
And if your goal is for printing, you can set up a different way.
When there's a will, there's a way.