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In need of help using tabs with multiple lines of text in two columns (InDesign). Thank you!

Community Beginner ,
May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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Hi! I'm hoping someone can help with a tabs issue I'm facing in InDesign. I attached a screenshot here. For a resume design, I currently have the left and right information in separate text boxes. However, I am trying to figure out how to create this same design using tabs (as the two text boxes make it difficult to edit and line everything up). I know how to use tabs to create a single line on one side and paragraph text on the other side, however, I cannot figure out how to use tabs when I have multiple lines of text on BOTH sides.

 

I've been trying to figure this out for days and am completely stuck, so I'd very much appreciate if anyone has any advice. Thank you!

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May 10, 2021 May 10, 2021

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There's nothing in the screen shot that demonstrates errant use of tabs, or any use of tabs for that matter. It might be better if you can post something in the way of an example you'd like to emulate.

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Thanks for your reply! The screenshot shows what I want it to look like. I made it with two textboxes lined up side-by-side—however, I'm wondering if there's a way to do this with tabs in one textbox (not two textboxes). Thanks!

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Looks to me like this is a place where a two-column table would be appropriate

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May 11, 2021 May 11, 2021

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A two-column text frame or a two-column table would be the right way. To do it with tabs, you'd have to interject disjointed language into the paragraph on the left.

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Thank you for your replies! I will try that.

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