Adding dot leaders between columns in a DB/TextWorks report

by Kathy Bryce Tuesday, September 30, 2014 5:29 PM

Have you ever tried to create an index report in DB/TextWorks and wanted to have a dots to line up the entries in the two columns? The index entries are invariably different lengths so the number of dots required needs to vary.

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The trick is to add fixed text into the box for the first column – in this case after the title. In the Box Properties set the Paragraphs tab to No added paragraph breaks. The fixed text dots have to have a space between them as in . . . . rather than ……..  This allows any excess dots for long entries to be bumped to the next line.  Under the Position tab then set the Maximum height to 1 line.

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You may need to adjust font size and margins if your index terms are longer than one line.

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