I have a list of illustration in a table of contents. I do not want to put this list in a table nor do I want to make an actual list. But I do want the decimals to line up. I have tried creating a paragraph style to do this but it doesn't seem to work. I can easily put the tabs where I want but not the decimal point. This will be clear when you look at the screenshot. I want the decimal points to line up on the green guideline.
There is a tabstop with decimal point - you'd have to put it as a 1st tabstop and add "regular" tab character at the beginning of each line.
First screenshot - "A", 4th/last icon from the left .
If this list is generated as a TOC, you can't have a leading tab. (Huge and annoying oversight, IMO.)
But a tab could be put in manually, after list generation.
The instructions from Adobe are often harder to decipher than hieroglyphics. I accidently found the solution. In order to get a decimal point at the beginning of a line to line up, one must put a tab at the beginning of the line. See the screenshot.
It's also how nearly every word app works. I used "decimal tabs" in Wordperfect...