You can add tabs as well as adjust margins and indents in the document ruler while a text object is selected or you are in Text Edit mode. To indicate a selected a text object or Text Edit mode, the ruler turns light blue. Margin icons and preset tabs appear as well.
The document ruler shows tab positions for one selected object. You cannot set tabs for multiple selected text objects.
A new text object has tab stops at half-inch intervals beginning at the left border of the text object. You can move the insertion point to each of these tab positions by pressing the Tab key. In addition, you can edit a default tab by double-clicking it on the ruler.
When a text object is selected and the rulers are displayed, you can see the margins and tabs. The area within the margins turns a light blue.
Tabs can be moved within the ruler. Place the cursor on the tab. The cursor changes to , which indicates that you can move the tab in either direction.
Setting a tab moves the default tab stops to the right.
You have two ways to set a tab position:
Set the right and left indents of a selected text object by dragging the Right and Left Indent markers in the ruler.
You can also select the tab in the ruler and drag it off the ruler either up, down, left, or right.