Tabs in Text Boxes

Good Evening Heroes!

I have a question that has confounded me for a while now.  I have a hard time lining up text in a slide text box.  This is especially true if I combine regular text with bulleted or numbered text.  Is there an efficient way to align text in a text box (please don't say tables)?  I don't see any tab settings.  I do see that I can view a ruler but there are no tab settings there either.  I'm a little compulsive so this is driving my nuthouse!    :-}

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Hi Marque

make sure the text boxes have the same internal margin

then use the Arrange > Align options to align them to each other or to the slide

Hi Wendy!  That's a great solution for lining up multiple text boxes.  I was referring to lining up text within a single text box.  I can tab, but for some reason the tabs don't always line up.  Any thoughts?

Sorry - can you share the slide so i can see your setup

Hi Marque

it's in the paragraph settings - see attached Peek video how I adjusted - hope this helps.

Yay, that's perfect!   Thanks Wendy, you are my hero!

Good morning. Following on from this topic, is there any way that I can right align these numbers in a text box?

Hi Nikki,

I don't think there is any way to achieve this inside a single text box. However, two options you do have are to use a table without borders or to use two aligned text boxes side-by-side. In each case you align the text to the left and the numbers to the right:

Hope this helps.

Thank you. I tried a table, but the spacing was too large.

Edit: I used separate text boxes and got the desired result. Thanks again!

Hi Nikki,

I'm not sure how much closer you want your text and numbers to be, but in case you're not aware, you can reduce the margins inside the table cells by using Format Text Box (select the table, right click inside it and select Format Shape, Text Box).

Using 0 px for all margins and reducing the height and width of the table by dragging the handles, I got the following result from the previously posted table:

It may at least give you a second option if you need one.