TabStop Object (Publisher)

Office 2013 and later

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Represents a single tab stop. The TabStop object is a member of the TabStops collection. The TabStops collection represents all the custom and default tab stops in a paragraph or group of paragraphs.

Set the DefaultTabStop property to adjust the spacing of default tab stops.

Use Tabs (index), where index is the location of the tab stop (in points) or the index number, to return a single TabStop object. Tab stops are indexed numerically from left to right along the ruler. The following example removes the first custom tab stop from the selected paragraphs.

Sub ClearTabStop() 
End Sub

The following example adds a right-aligned tab stop positioned at 2 inches to the selected paragraphs.

Sub ChangeTabStop() 
 Selection.TextRange.ParagraphFormat.Tabs(2) _ 
 .Alignment = pbTabAlignmentTrailing 
End Sub

Use the Add method to add a tab stop. The following example adds two tab stops to the selected paragraphs. The first tab stop is a left-aligned tab with a dotted tab leader positioned at 1 inch (72 points). The second tab stop is centered and is positioned at 2 inches.

Sub AddNewTabs() 
 With Selection.TextRange.ParagraphFormat.Tabs 
 .Add Position:=InchesToPoints(1), _ 
 Leader:=pbTabLeaderDot, Alignment:=pbTabAlignmentLeading 
 .Add Position:=InchesToPoints(2), _ 
 Leader:=pbTabLeaderNone, Alignment:=pbTabAlignmentCenter 
 End With 
End Sub