Is there something in Illustrator that resembles tabs/tab-stops in MS Word?

I’m using Illustrator (CS5) to create a menu for a restaurant.

In a word doc, I have a tab at the end of a textcolumn. It’s a ‘right’-aligned tabstop. So my text resembles this:

food                    100 $
wine                100.000 $
happiness                42 $

Pretty basic. How do I get this in Illustrator?

Right now I have a word document that I want to copy in Illustrator since I want to step up my game. I know how to work with Illustrator, the basics, but not much about text-aligning/layouting.

I know that it’s not a bad idea to use inDesign but I neither possess the skill nor the software. It would surprise me if this is not possible in Illustrator.
If there are any obvious/easy ways to get a word doc + fonts/layout into Illustrator, I’d be happy to hear ’em.



You can use tabs or columns to achieve that effect.

  • TABS

    Open your Tabs palette using Window -> Type -> Tabs (Ctrl + Shift + T)

    Illustrator Tabs


    1. Create an area Text object add columns via Type -> Area Type Options...

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