Tab leader style

2015/10/29 by Lassi A. Liikkanen

Customizing Tab Leader style in Word

Tab leader is a Word property for filling the space between two tabulated characters with something. This space is usually left blank, but it can be filled with three (four in Office 365) different types of fillers:
_, -, and .

By default, the leader will take the appearance of the paragraph style in which it is embedded. However, you can customize how it will look like if you format the TAB character itself using a different style.

For instance, you can create a custom Character style for the leader. Character style only applies to inline elements, not whole paragraphs. Consequently, you can change the size and color of the leader pattern. This is quite limited control, but still very handy.

Tested in Word 2007 for Windows and Word 365 for OSX

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