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Tab leaders in Draw

Postby clevepreach » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:06 pm

I created a text box in Draw and used it to list a schedule of events. I want it to look as follows:
Event...........................Time
Event...........................Time
I created tabs aligned to the right margin and selected the dots as my tab leader. When I am editing the text box the dots are there. When I click outside the text box they disappear. When I print the document the dots are not there. How do I make them visible?
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Re: Tab leaders in Draw

Postby RoryOF » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:14 pm

Why use Draw? Why not Writer?
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Re: Tab leaders in Draw

Postby acknak » Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:09 pm

It's a long-standing problem. It's been "fixed" then it re-appeared recently; I don't see any active report for it currently.

I work around it by making my own leaders: plain lines, set to dotted line style. It's a nuisance but not too bad as long as the document doesn't change often.
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Re: Tab leaders in Draw

Postby clevepreach » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:36 pm

I was using Draw because I am making a flyer to advertise an upcoming event. It has pictures in it so I thought Draw would probably work better for that. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Re: Tab leaders in Draw

Postby keme » Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:19 pm

One workaround is to insert Writer objects instead of text boxes. It can be a bit fiddly to work with at times, but they keep the dots...

Insert - Object... - OLE object... - Text
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Re: Tab leaders in Draw

Postby clevepreach » Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:12 pm

Thanks keme, I'll try that.
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