Is there any way to insert a flexible horizontal spacer inside Word lines? What I mean by that is something that grows to fill all the space that remains after the words and spaces have been accounted for, i.e. what would normally be divided equally by the justification. Examples:
| this is a line with some space left | | this is a line with <-spacer-> some space left | | this is a line with some space <-spacer-> left |
And if possible I would like the spacer to be a repeated character, such as
The concrete reason I wanted this would be to be able to write a list like the following:
Item 1 ................................... summat Some other item ........................ whatever
Word-generated Table of Contents has something similar to this but I know of no way to do it in normal text.
I'm specifically not looking for something that would left align the post-spacer content, such as a tab stop would do (of course, if there is a way to do what I need with tab stops, that would be fine). I'd also prefer not to use tables (it would be a matter of right-aligning the 2nd column, but then the spacer would have to be invisible rather than a repeated character, I think).