Show leaders or dots between tabs

You can add dot leaders between tab stops or choose other formatting options in the Tabs dialog box.

  1. Type the text that you want.
  2. On the horizontal ruler, set the tab stop that you want.
  3. On the Page Layout tab, click the Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher.

Paragraph Dialog Box Launcher

  1. In the Paragraph dialog box, click Tabs.
  2. Under Leader, click the leader option that you want.

When you press ENTER to start a new line, the formatted tab stop is available on the new line.

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 Tip   If you want to use tab stops and dot leaders to format a table of contents, consider using Word to create a table of contents automatically.

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Applies to:
Word 2007