Lesson 1

SET A TEXT INSET AND INSERT TABS

  1. Open ID 9-1.indd, then save it as Tabs
  2. Click the Selection tool, click the blue text, click Object on the Application bar, then click Text Frame Options
  3. In the Inset Spacing section, type .25 in the Top text box, type .125 in the Left text box, click OK
  4. Click Type on the application bar, then click Tabs – the left edge of the tab ruler (not the left edge of the Tabs dialog box) is automatically aligned with the left edge of the text inset so that the measurements in the ruler exactly match the text
  5. Click the Type tool, select all of the text in the frame, then click the Left-Justified Tab button in the Tabs dialog box
  6. Position the pointer in the white space in the top third of the tab ruler—just above the numbers—then click and drag until the X text box reads 1 in.
  7. Repeat Step 6 to create a new tab at 2”
    [TIP:  To delete a tab from the tab ruler, simply drag it straight  up and release the mouse button
  8. Click anywhere in the tab ruler to the right of the second tab to add a third tab –the third tab remains selected, and its horizontal location is displayed in the X text box
  9. Double-click the value in the X box, type 3, then press [Enter] (Win) – the third tab is moved to the 3” mark
  10. Using either of the two methods from the above steps, add a new tab at 4”

Summary:  You inset text from the top and left margins in the Text Frame Options dialog box. You then selected all the text in the frame and set four left-justified tabs at  1” intervals.

 

ENTER TEXT USING TAB

1. Click to the Type tool, click to the left of the first # sign in the first line of text, then press [Tab]

2. Tab the remaining text in the first line

3. Click to the right of the word T-Shirts, press [Tab], then type 50

4. Press [Tab], type 45, press [Tab], type White, press [Tab], then type $950

5. Using the same method, enter the information shown belowso that your page matches
 

Product                                                # Purchased                       # Sold                   Best Color                           Profit

T-Shirts                                                50                                           45                           White                                   #950

Sweatshirts                                        100                                         100                         Navy                                      $1500

Leotards                                              200                                         150                         White                                   $725

Tap Shoes                                           20                                           2                              n/a                                         $60.50


Note that, now that the text is entered, the text is not centered in the frame—there is a large gap to the right of the last column

6. Select all of the text, click Text Frame Options, change the Left inset value to .5, then click OK – everything shifts to the right and the tabs remain spaced at 1” intervals –the left edge of the tab ruler is no longer aligned with the left edge of the text inset

7. Click in the text to deselect it, then click the Position Panel above Text Frame button

Summary:  You used tabs to enter text at specific horizontal locations. You modified the left text inset value, noting that the 1” tab intervals were not affected.

 

CHANGE TYPE OF TABS AND LOCATION OF TABS

  1. Drag the Tabs dialog box straight up so that the entire document is visible, then select all of the blue text
  2. Click the first tab at the 1” location in the tab ruler to select it
  3. Click the Center-Justified Tab button – the tab changes to a center-justified tab and the first column of text is now centered at the 1” mark
  4. With the first tab in the tab ruler still highlighted, select the value in the X text box, type 1.375, then press [Enter] – the first column is now centered at the 1.375” mark
  5. Click the second tab to highlight it, click the Center-Justified Tab button, then relocate the tab to 2.3”
  6. Click the third tab to highlight it, click the Center-Justified Tab button, then relocate the tab to 3.25”
  7. Click the fourth tab to highlight it, click the Align to Decimal Tab button, then relocate the tab to 4.25”
  8. Select only the “# Sold” text in the top row, then relocate its tab to 2.1”
  9. Type .00 after $950, $1500 and $725
  10. Click Edit (on the Application bar), click Deselect All, save your work
    [TIP:  Be sure to save your work, because you will revert to this point after the next set of steps]

Summary:  You selected tabs, changed them to different types of tabs, then moved tabs in the tab ruler.

 

APPLY TAB LEADERS AND RULES

  1. Select all of the blue text, then click the first tab in the tab ruler to highlight it
  2. Type a period (.) in the Leader text box in the Tabs dialog box, press [Enter], then deselect all
  3. Select all of the blue text, click the second  tab in the tab ruler, type a period (.) in the Leader text box, press [Spacebar], then press [Enter] – using the space creates a more open dot pattern
  4. Click the third tab in the tab ruler, type and asterisk (*) in the Leader text box, then press [Enter], deselect
  5. Click the fourth tab in the tab ruler, type a hyphen (-) in the Leader text box, press [Enter], deselect
  6. Click File (on the Application bar), click Revert, then click Yes
  7. Select all of the text, click the Paragraph panel list arrow, then click Paragraph Rules
  8. Click the list arrow at the top of the dialog box, click Rule Below, then click the rule On check box
  9. Choose the settings for Weight, Color, Offset, and Right Indent, click OK, then deselect all
    [Note that in the Offset text box, the intended six-point offset is specified as p6. When you tab from the Offset text box to the Right Indent text box, the p6 value is automatically converted to tis equivalent in inches
  10. Select only the top line of text in the table, click the Paragraph panel list arrow, click Paragraph rules, click the Weight list arrow, click 1 pt, then click OK
  11. Deselect all, save your work, compare your page to figure 26, then close the Tabs document

Summary:  You used the Leader text box in the Tabs dialog box to set various characters as tab leaders. You used the Paragraph rules dialog box to apply a rule below the rows of text in the text frame.