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Gap between the leader underline and the tab.

Explorer ,
Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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Why does the UNDERLINE LEADER applied to a tab, not go completely to the tab? In the proofing process of a form, it always gets flagged as an error. It's very annoying and hard to explain to editors and requires timely workarounds. 

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Community Expert , Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

Hi @VBL2 , You might get a better alignment if the final tab is set as a Right Indent Tab:

 

 

Screen Shot 20.pngScreen Shot 21.png

 

Leader glyphs are designed to line up vertically, which is more obvious when you use a dot character—Leaders always create some variable spacing before and after the Tab.

 

Screen Shot 24.png

 

If you don‘t care about the vertical alignment of Leader glyphs, use an Underline applied to the tab. Something like this:

 

Screen Shot 22.png

 

An underlined tab character could be handled with a Nested Paragraph Style:

 

Screen Shot 25.png

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Jan 09, 2024 Jan 09, 2024

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The length of the leader is multiple of the Underline character in your case.

You can create adjust the length by adjusting the horizontal scale of the Tab character.

You could then create a character style with the horizontal scale. In your paragraph style, add a GREP Style to apply that character style to the Tab character.

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Jan 10, 2024 Jan 10, 2024

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Hi @VBL2 , You might get a better alignment if the final tab is set as a Right Indent Tab:

 

 

Screen Shot 20.pngScreen Shot 21.png

 

Leader glyphs are designed to line up vertically, which is more obvious when you use a dot character—Leaders always create some variable spacing before and after the Tab.

 

Screen Shot 24.png

 

If you don‘t care about the vertical alignment of Leader glyphs, use an Underline applied to the tab. Something like this:

 

Screen Shot 22.png

 

An underlined tab character could be handled with a Nested Paragraph Style:

 

Screen Shot 25.png

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Apr 17, 2024 Apr 17, 2024

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thanks, Rob, I appreciate your insight. I'll give this method a try.

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