Try entering? \=? (the "magic sauce" for an en dash in a dialog box) or? \m?
(for an em dash) in the custom leader character box.?
On screen in FM, it may look as though there are slight gaps (especially at
different zoom settings), but make a PDF and they should connect.
--- On Wed, 9/30/09, Michael Kerrisk <michael.kerrisk at googlemail.com> wrote:
I have a simple question (I think). I Would like to create a visual effect
(that will be repeatedly used) where a some text on a line is tabbed to the
right margin, and preceded by an unbroken line that sits at the mid-level of
the characters in the text. Roughly it would look like this:
where the final "t" falls at the right margin. The idea is that the line should
be unbroken (unlike my ASCII line above), as one might get by splicing together
a series of en- or em-dashes.
I can get something close to this effect using a Right Tab, and specifying the
leader character as underscore (_):
But the problem is that the line falls at the bottom on the characters, when I
want it in the middle.
I don't seem to be able to specify an en- or em-dash as the leader character
for the tab. But perhaps I missed something. Is this possible (and will it
produce the result I want)? Failing that, is there another way of achieving the
kind of effect I'm describing?
I am using FrameMaker 7.2. (If what I'm wanting to do is possible only in a
later version of FrameMaker, that would be interesting to know.)