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Lining Up Dots in a Table of Contents

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Inserting Dots that Line Up in Your Table of Contents
Screenshot courtesy of Microsoft

Screen shot courtesy of Microsoft

At this point you should be looking at a box entitled Tabs.

  • In the box for "Tab stop position" type 5 as indicated by the blue arrow.
  • In the "alignment" area, select right as indicated by the yellow arrow.
  • In the"leader" area, select the choice for dots or lines, whichever you prefer. The pink arrow in the picture above shows the selection for dots.
  • You are almost done. Select OK.

You have just set up the page so that pressing the tab on your computer will insert a segment of uniform dots. Place your cursor between a chapter name and the page number in your table of contents. Press the "tab" button, and the dots will appear! Do this with each chapter on your TOC.

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