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Index entries right justified with dots

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I'd like my index entries to look like

Index1.............25

Index2.............35

 

I know i need to setup some paragraph styles, but i'm lost in the maze of options. Any pointers to a reference style would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi @cryptoref:

 

In the Generate Index dialog box, click the More Options button, remove the existing spaces and add a ^t to Entry Separators, After Topic. Then update the index. 

 

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Index entries right justified with dots

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I'd like my index entries to look like

Index1.............25

Index2.............35

 

I know i need to setup some paragraph styles, but i'm lost in the maze of options. Any pointers to a reference style would be greatly appreciated.

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Correct answer by Barb Binder | Adobe Community Professional

Hi @cryptoref:

 

In the Generate Index dialog box, click the More Options button, remove the existing spaces and add a ^t to Entry Separators, After Topic. Then update the index. 

 

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OK, i've got my index style on the tabs to do leading dots and right justify. What i don't have happening is that the index generation uses tab instead of space between the entry and page number. How do i get that to happen.

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Hi @cryptoref:

 

In the Generate Index dialog box, click the More Options button, remove the existing spaces and add a ^t to Entry Separators, After Topic. Then update the index. 

 

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Thank you so much. I see that when i tried that earlier, i didn't have my paragraph style setup correctly and that's why i didn't go back to that one. It looks like i need it to now:)

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Glad that worked for you.

 

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Hi cryptoref,

alternatively use ^y as entry separator if you want a RIGHT INDENT TAB special character.

Perhaps also add a small white space before and after that character. Maybe a THIN SPACE special character like that:

^<^y^<

That together with a GREP style in the applied paragraph style using an underline with dots could give you a result where the first dot does not start right after the number and does not end directly at the page number:

DotsUnderlineApplied-To-RIGHT-INDENT-TAB.PNG

 

The GREP pattern for the RIGHT INDENT TAB is:

~y

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

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