in text object, press tab on beginning of each line makes TOO LONG indent.

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I usually hand-input many lines of text of lecture notes in AI. To organize the notes, I need to frequently make 1,2 or 3 indents on different lines to make them organized in a hierarchy manner. What I do is to locate the cursor to beginning of one line and press tab button for 1,2,or 3 times. It looks roughly OK, but the each tab make a huge indent by default. Is there a setting to make the DEFAULT indent to be shorter? I know that tab setting panel(Ctrl-Shift-T) can elaborate on multiple tab position, but this only works on current paragraph and if I start a new lecture note, press one tab still indent so much space. As I need to use this simple indent to input lecture notes by hand frequently, so I cannot make setting every time.
 
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The question is changed as follow:

 

Hello,
I usually hand-input many lines of text of lecture notes in AI.

To organize the notes, I need to frequently make 1,2 or 3 indents on different lines to make them organized in a hierarchy manner.

What I do is to locate the cursor to beginning of one line and press tab button for 1,2,or 3 times.

It looks roughly OK, but sometimes I thought that the stroke of tab button makes a huge indent.

The I tested and found that tab indent is independent of font size, so if one-stroke of tab button make a nice indent of one line in 12 pt, it will looks too long in a line of 6 pt.

So is there a option to let the one-stroke of tab button makes a indent of length of several characters unddert current font, instead of fixed length?


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Feb 06, 2022 Feb 06, 2022

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Create two paragraph styles - one for 6pt and one for 12pt and set the tab as desired. That's all.

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Feb 08, 2022 Feb 08, 2022

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For other fonts do I also need to creat paragraph styles?

 

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How many different fonts or font sizes are involved? Maybe it would make sense to create a template file with all the variants and then copy only what you need into the new file?

 

Please show what exactly we are talking about.

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