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I have versions CS4 through CS6. I have a nice numbered list and I'd like to align things. Is there any way to set up tabs rather than letterspacing or splitting the text into separate layers?

(I can recreate the text in Illustrator and import it, but I'd like to know if I can do this task in one program.)

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Unfortunately, no. Photoshop offers no "tab" function.

You can hit tab, but it inputs an arbitrary space which can not be changed.

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Add a tab (not a space) after each number then line up the text to your specification using Indent Left Margin AND match the value used but as a negative for the Indent First Line. This works for InDesign, too.

Indent Left Margin = 10mm 
Indent First Line = -10mm
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Doing this for me doesn't seem to do anything. I think I'm doing it wrong. –  Johannes Jan 27 at 23:02
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I found this when making a bullet point list. Stick in a bullet point ALT:0149

Chuck in a normal space then get the text to line up using Indent Left Margin to whatever your desire then match the value in the negative for the Indent First Line

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That's nice for a bulleted list, but I have a numbered list. Also, you're still letterspacing to some degree, because the space between 1. and 10. is not the same. –  Lauren Ipsum Nov 15 '13 at 18:37
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Set the text in Illustrator using their tab ruler. Photoshop will obey tabs set in Illustrator, but Photoshop does not have a tab ruler.

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