Setting Indents & Tabs

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DolusBonus
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:01 pm Post

When moving the left indent out or the first paragraph indent or tabs I cannot seem to easily get them aligned evenly at increments such as 0.25, .5, or .20 without it drifting into something like .26, .52, or .22.

I am setting them by sliding the settings on the ruler with my mouse but I am wondering if there is an easier way to set them that will not be so difficult?

Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
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r6d2
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:16 pm Post

Setting the ruler options may make things easier. You'll find those under Preferences|Editor|Editor Options. They are Ruler units and Ruler snap every.
Hope this helps!
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Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:19 pm Post

You can also set the indents by number by opening `Format > Text > Spacing...`.
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DolusBonus
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Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:10 pm Post

Thanks! Setting the Snap options made it a piece of cake... I wish I had the sense to ask that question a few years ago....

As always wisdom comes slowly....

DB
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