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The process for creating Tab Stops in Publisher is arcane and difficult. Tabs should be able to be set from the ruler like your competitor InDesign and even MS Word. If you could you accomplish this, it would be a great step forward. Also a knife or scissors in Publisher would make the pen tool a bit more useful. Otherwise, once I got use to where particular functions reside, the program works well and I am getting more efficient on it. Thanks.

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Clicking on the Text Ruler will create a tab stop. Double-click or right-click to change its type. The Text Ruler is different to the main view ruler because it is tied to the text frame, and shown via View > Show Text Ruler when you have the Text tool and Frame text selected. You can also use it for adjusting indents.

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Here's some inconsistent / odd stop tabs behaviour...

If you enter your text first, and then decide you need a stop tab or two at the beginning of the paragraph then they don't show up or work / are adjustable.

However, if you start with your paragraph with stop tabs, then enter your text all is good. 

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On 10/7/2018 at 8:59 AM, Dave Harris said:

Clicking on the Text Ruler will create a tab stop. Double-click or right-click to change its type. The Text Ruler is different to the main view ruler because it is tied to the text frame, and shown via View > Show Text Ruler when you have the Text tool and Frame text selected. You can also use it for adjusting indents.

Thanks for pointing this out, much much easier than the Stop Tabs panel! It would be really handy if this could be added to Designer.

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4 hours ago, 3Dshark said:

Here's some inconsistent / odd stop tabs behaviour...

If you enter your text first, and then decide you need a stop tab or two at the beginning of the paragraph then they don't show up or work / are adjustable.

However, if you start with your paragraph with stop tabs, then enter your text all is good.

This is because entering a tab at the start of a paragraph indents it. If you don't like that behaviour, you can disable it with Preferences > Auto-Correct > Use tab to alter paragraph level instead of inserting a tab.

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