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Trying to figure out how to setup the spacing for Tabs, but the only option I can find is Tab Stops. There is no floating ruler, where I can adjust the tabs. If I input tabs into my text, the spacing shows up inconsistently between words... anyone figure out how to get beyond this?

Edit: Apparently you can do this in Publisher with View > Show Text Ruler

But this doesn't appear in the View menu in Affinity Photo. :/

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Actually I found a good response to this, but it apparently only applies to publisher. Why would Affinity Photo not have this basic feature...?

 

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The Text Ruler was created for use in Publisher which came out quite a while after Designer and Photo.
There’s a chance that this functionality may be brought over to either Designer or Photo (or both) at some point but Serif have their own ways of deciding which features are in which application(s).
All we can do is to make requests in the relevant forum area (there may already be one) and wait to see if anything happens.

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On 1/13/2021 at 5:04 AM, AffinityType said:

Why would Affinity Photo not have this basic feature...?

It isn't a "basic feature" in a photo editor; it is in a text editor!

 If you need that functionality it would be better to use Publisher. The three apps all have their own particular uses and Studiolink makes it very easy to use all of them together seamlessly.

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In lack of Publisher Persona in Photo, you can take a frame text element created in Photo and paste it in Publisher using the Clipboard, then adjust the tab stops using the Text Ruler and copy the text and then paste it back in Photo and it has updated tab positions.

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4 hours ago, PaulEC said:

I would not need this feature if using tabs didn't create hugely inconsistent gaps between words. How else can I create a layout with six-eight words that need even spacing? I'm not laying out a book, but I use this to create mockups. For a menu on a web layout, I actually had to type out the spaces one at a time, then go through and type more spaces in between each word until the spacing was correct. Then if I wanted to change a word or a font, I had to completely retool it. Relative to the rest of the program, this is a pretty basic feature, especially since it's been created in Publisher? You seem personally offended...?

It isn't a "basic feature" in a photo editor; it is in a text editor!

 If you need that functionality it would be better to use Publisher. The three apps all have their own particular uses and Studiolink makes it very easy to all of them together seamlessly.

 

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24 minutes ago, AffinityType said:

How else can I create a layout with six-eight words that need even spacing? 

Type each word in a Art Text frame and align the frames and use Distribute space.


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32 minutes ago, AffinityType said:

I use this to create mockups.

Photo probably isn't the best Affinity application for doing web page mock-ups.
Designer - with its Constraints, Symbols and other functionality - is probably a better option.

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17 hours ago, AffinityType said:

 

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Insert your text "into" the post of the user to whom you are responding, and even write it in front of him, is really very impractical - it is not at all clear what your text is and what the post you are responding to is.


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