[Solved] Formatting with the Tab key

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[Solved] Formatting with the Tab key

Postby Cmiller » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:13 pm

Hello,

I apologize if no one can understand how I explain this. Its going to be hard either way. But...

I am making this template. On a single line, i want text to be formatted at both ends of the margins, without me having to press the tab several times to reach the end of the paper. What i mean is there is text on the left end of the paper, and there is supposed to be text at the right end of the paper. But I only want a "single" space. Not several spaces. This way it will easier to maneuver through my document/template. I'm pretty sure this scenario is referring to a "style." But i have no idea what style that is, neither do I know whether its possible. I have been able to do it Microsoft Word however. Can someone tell me how to do this in Libreoffice. Thank you.

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Re: Formatting

Postby Cmiller » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:51 pm

Surprisingly enough I figured out what i was supposed to do. But I'm still having trouble.

After i entered my custom text field, i went to Format ---> Paragraph ---> Tabs tab. This is what the "Tabs" tab looks like:

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This is basically used for the spacing distance you receive when pressing the Tab key on your keyboard (hence why its called the "Tabs" tab). But i have no idea how to use it. I juts know what it does, and some primary basics of its functions. If possible, could someone give me a brief tutorial on how to use this please. I would greatly thank anyone who will take time in doing this.

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Re: Formatting

Postby RoryOF » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:54 pm

Why not choose /Format /Paragraph:Alignment Tab:Centre?


 Edit: From your original (unedited) post I understood you wished blank space on either side of text. In the light of your edited post and posted example floris v's advice on tabs is correct. 
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Re: Formatting with the Tab key

Postby floris v » Sat Apr 07, 2012 11:58 pm

The best way to learn to use that dialog box is to play with it. Start a sandbox document, add some text and try all options. It's really rather trivial.
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Re: Formatting with the Tab key

Postby Cmiller » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:03 am

RoryOF wrote:Why not choose /Format /Paragraph:Alignment Tab:Centre?


I'm not looking for my text to be centered. I could easily do that. What i want is text on left side of the paper and text on right side of the paper. A picture to demonstrate:

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Yes it would be simple just to keep spacing it 'til i get to the end of the paper, but i don't want that. I only want one space. And there's only one way i can do this: Whats shown up above. I just need to learn how to use it and I'm in the clear.

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Re: Formatting with the Tab key

Postby Cmiller » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:06 am

@floris v

Why can't someone just make a tutorial in this forum. There's bound to be others who want to learn the same thing.
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Re: Formatting with the Tab key

Postby floris v » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:09 am

Right aligned tab, position: far right of the text body.

@Cmiller: it's really too trivial to spend a tutorial on. Get your feet wet, play with the options in a sandbox document and you will find everything soon enough. That's also empowering: you will find that you can discover things on your own.
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Re: Formatting with the Tab key

Postby Cmiller » Sun Apr 08, 2012 1:03 am

Alright, I played around with it a bit and found it rather simple to use.

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Re: [Solved} Formatting with the Tab key

Postby Acker » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 pm

Would someone mind answering the question?
I am struggling with this too, and cannot work out how to separate the text.
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Re: [Solved} Formatting with the Tab key

Postby RoryOF » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:49 pm

Answered in floris v's post of the 7th April 2012 (above). Set a right tab at righthand side of page, enter your left text, then TAB, then right text. Voila!
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