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How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 72 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

Lesson 72 from: Adobe InDesign Fundamentals

Daniel Walter Scott

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72. How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

Lessons

Class Trailer

Overview

1

InDesign Tutorial Basics Class Introduction

01:50
2

Exercise files & Projects

02:39
3

What Does Adobe InDesign do?

01:34
4

What are the differences between InDesign and PageMaker, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark?

05:10

PROJECT 1: One page flyer

5

How to change MM to Inches & changing UK to US dictionary in InDesign?

01:39
6

New document in InDesign - what is bleed & slug?

08:08
7

How to create your own RGB & CMYK colors in Adobe InDesign

08:39
8

How do I steal colors from a logo using InDesign?

03:14
9

How to color the background of a page in InDesign?

03:33
10

Importing resizing rotating & flipping images & Logos inside InDesign

07:53
11

How to Import text from Microsoft Word into Adobe InDesign

05:46
12

How to group, ungroup & rotate images in Adobe InDesign

05:12
13

How to make a dotted line, dashed line & borders in InDesign

05:20
14

How best to preview your work in Adobe InDesign

05:16
15

How to make a simple PDF from InDesign

06:43
16

How to save your InDesign file as a JPEG

02:27
17

Why should I use CC Libraries in InDesign?

05:08
18

How to share your InDesign files with others by using package document

04:26
19

Class Exercise 1

03:24
20

Quiz - One Page Flyer

PROJECT 2: Other people's files

21

Ideas, Inspiration & starter templates

04:59
22

Working with other people's InDesign documents, missing images

03:12
23

How to find missing fonts in InDesign?

04:27
24

How to replace images in InDesign?

01:30
25

Opacity, transparency and see through ness in Adobe InDesign

02:29
26

Why is InDesign adding [Converted] and making me 'save as'

01:06
27

What if I can’t find the InDesign file - can I open the PDF?

02:37
28

Quiz - Other people's files

PROJECT 3: Company Newsletter/Brochure

29

Creating a new company newsletter or brochure, what are spreads in InDesign

06:58
30

How to use a Master Page in Adobe InDesign

05:33
31

How do to add automatic page numbering to a InDesign file

04:11
32

Removing a master page & deleting parts off the master page in InDesign

02:30
33

Production Video 1

02:53
34

What is Effective PPI & Image resolution in the InDesign links panel

06:52
35

How to add drop shadows to an image or logo in InDesign

04:20
36

What is TypeKit used for in Adobe InDesign?

08:37
37

How to add the Copyright, Registered & Trademark symbols in InDesign

05:08
38

Where can I find the different versions of letters in InDesign - Ligatures.

03:35
39

How to add placeholder text & lorem ipsum & get a word count in InDesign

03:04
40

Importing Text from Microsoft Word & keeping or removing the formatting

02:58
41

Creating Columns in a text box using Adobe InDesign

01:46
42

How do I justify text & turn off hyphenation in InDesign?

03:59
43

What is the space after & leading in Adobe InDesign?

05:22
44

How to underline text with a full width line in Adobe InDesign?

01:53
45

How do I make a paragraph style in Adobe InDesign?

06:06
46

How do I update a Paragraph Style in Adobe InDesign?

04:28
47

How to use Find & Change to remove double spaces after a period or full stop.

02:37
48

Stealing colours from images, is there a format painter in Adobe InDesign?

03:09
49

InDesign Class Exercise 2 - Magazine Spread

04:22
50

Quiz - Company Newsletter/Brochure

PROJECT 4: Long Business Document

51

How to bring in lots of text into InDesign at once

08:11
52

How do I import paragraph styles from another document

12:45
53

How do I insert completely blank pages in Adobe InDesign

02:03
54

How do I create a gradient in Adobe InDesign

07:20
55

Do I need to use layers in Adobe InDesign

05:27
56

Opacity advanced, mater marks and Transparency Effects in Adobe InDesign

04:24
57

How do I add rounded corners to an image or box in Adobe InDesign?

02:52
58

How to add a large first letter to my text aka Drop Cap

02:16
59

How do I increase the space between letters in Adobe InDesign aka Tracking or Kerning

02:32
60

How do I get text to move around an image or shape using text wrap

03:57
61

Why can’t I put text over anything that has text wrap applied?

03:25
62

How to draw an arrow or triangle or star in Adobe InDesign

06:40
63

How do I put an image inside other shapes like a circle - cropping

02:47
64

What is Adobe Stock

04:17
65

Where can I find free images & icons that I can use for my business

04:23
66

How do I add bullets and numbered lists in Adobe InDesign?

00:51
67

How can I create a table inside Adobe InDesign?

07:10
68

How do I convert tables from Microsoft Word or Microsoft Excel into Adobe InDesign

04:26
69

How do I get images to move with the text in Adobe InDesign using anchored objects?

03:22
70

How do I create a Line Break, Column Breaks & Page Breaks in Adobe InDesign?

04:16
71

How do I make an automatic table of contents in Adobe InDesign?

04:46
72

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

04:30
73

Can I change the numbering of my pages so 1 starts later in the InDesign file?

03:26
74

Quiz - Long Business Document

PROJECT 5: Conference Name Badge

75

How do I combine Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in InDesign?

09:04
76

CLASS EXERCISE: Create your own business card

01:16
77

Quiz - Conference Name Badge

What next

78

How to create a mockup for your portfolio using InDesign

04:07
79

InDesign cheat sheet & shortcuts

12:45
80

BONUS: Software Updates

40:41
81

What to do after this InDesign tutorial class?

01:07
82

Quiz - What Next

Final Quiz

83

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How do you change the tabs in Adobe InDesign?

Hi there in this video we're going to look at tabs and in our case there's tabs in here but we want them to go from this to this, we're also gonna add leader dots as well. Okay, so let's go and do that now in this tutorial. Okay. To make tabs work first thing you need to do if if you're zoomed in and you can't see the top, see there's the top of my text box if I can't see that. Okay, it's gonna go a little bit wrong. So I'm gonna go up to type and go to tabs tabs. I love in design, I am a Fanboy of in design tabs is probably the hardest thing to use in here and probably not really greatly implemented. I like the way we do it okay, where it just ties it into this ruler on the top. But anyway, type hit tabs because I can't see the top of that box. Watch what happens. Okay, just kind of like randomly pairs in the middle of the page, not actually connected to the type box, you can you can see how the scroll up a little bit so I can see it and you can hit this little magnetic button here an...

d it will stick to the top. Okay, so just make sure you can see the top of the box, otherwise it can be really troublesome. So what I'd like to do is with my type too. I'm going to highlight all of the bits that I want to work with. Now there is actually a tab in between these, that's what the table of contents does for us. Okay so we just want to because you can see it's kind of lining up but there's not enough room so we want to put the tab way out here. So I've highlighted at all, I've gone to my magnetic button so it lines up and all you need to do is click in this that's slightly lighter gray area. It's a little bit difficult to explain but you can see where my arrow is wiggling back and forth. Okay, I want to click in there once you can see they all align up. Cool, you can move it around. Okay click and drag it a little bit. If it's not in the right place. The one thing you might find is you'll accidentally, if you don't clicking exactly on that tiny little blue arrow and you click just here, you can see you get two of them, you end up playing around with two of them and if you want to get rid of one, just click on it and delete on your keyboard. Don't do that, don't do that, click hold and drag it off. Okay and it will disappear. Cool so the next thing we need to do is I want to mess around with say the it's a little bit hard because these numbers are so far away, I want to add some dots like we saw at the beginning of this video and they're called leader dots and what you do is you highlight all of our text like we have, you need to make sure that the tab you're working with is highlighted. Mine is not click on this, it goes blue then where it says leader. You put in a full stop okay. Or a period hit enter. Okay. And you got these little dots that rushed across the page to join up the number. You can have other things I can put an underscore. Okay, now I find this a bit a little bit troublesome. Okay on the pro and I still can't make it work now. I think this might be just my version. I hope it is. You can I'm hoping you just delete this period. Okay. And type in and underscore what's happening for me is it's deleting all my text. Why is that happening? I'm not quite sure. I've played around with us a couple of times and it's still doing it. I'm sure with the next fix it it'll be fine. Okay, so let's try it one more time. I'm going to close down the tabs, I'm leaving this in here because tabs are a little bit fiddly at the moment. There are extra fiddly. So if you're finding them quite troublesome, it's not you, it's in design. Okay. Type tabs back open, click on that guy there to select them all again, grab you, make sure he selected, go to leader. I'm going to change it for an underscore hit return and it's working so you might have to close it go back in. Okay. I've used an underscore so you can see just a line joining them all. Okay, it's up to you what you'd like to do. I'm going to slip them all turn them back into a leader dot and it worked perfect. You can actually have anything like I'm not gonna do it. You can type in anything there of course. Okay, so underscores hyphens anything you want to kind of join those up. Last thing to do before we leave tabs close this guy down is we've actually changed the paragraph style here. I know we kind of haven't changed the front but we've added these leader dots and we've played with tabs and they were all included in the paragraph style. Like in the last video we looked at whenever you change it, you need to update the talk body. Okay? So let's go and open up window. Let's go and open up styles, paragraph styles and what we'll do is highlight it. All right, click talk. You gotta right click it. Okay and go to redefine style. That means that if I update my table of contents, it's going to add these leader dots back in and the tab. Otherwise it'll reset back to where it was on the left. Alright. That's going to be us for tabs

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