Show dots or leaders between tabs

The space between tabs can show dots, dashes, or other “leader” characters to line up information, such as a directory.

  1. Type your text and on the horizontal ruler set your tabs.

  2. Click Page Layout.

  3. Click the small arrow in the bottom of the Paragraph section to open a window with more options.

How to get to all paragraph options

  1. Click Tabs, then under Leader, click the dotted lines or other leader you want displayed.

Tip:  There is another method for leaders if you are working with a table of contents

Tab Box Leader

When you start a new line, the formatting will remain until you start a leader.

Note:  You can have more than one kind of leader if you have multiple tabs. Click each tab in the Tab stop position box and select a different leader.

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