I'm trying to create an index that uses right aligned numbers with leading dots. I've got a paragraph style that has the right aligned tab setup with the dots leading. What i don't know how to do is have the generated index use the tab character between the entry and the number. I can manually add the tab, and the paragraph style works perfectly but i'm not going to manually edit that index of 800 entries :) Where do i specify that i want a tab instead of spaces after the entry?

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When you generate the index, press More Options and the following dialogue appears:

Empty the field called Following Topic, click the arrow next to it and choose Tab Character.

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