Bob Brown wrote:
> Is it possible to use actual TAB characters but set the TABs to be 4
> Bob Brown
I think what you are asking is to set the tab width to 4 displayable
You can do this globally or per buffer, Note that if you enable globally
then you might still have to adjust the buffer types individually where
the buffer major mode is over-riding the global mode.
I would expect that you will do this on a per buffer basis.
You can show/hide the white spaces using
Per Buffer Type
From the file type where you want to do this then:
or Main Menu->Tools->Major Mode Setup ..
From the major mode then:
Disable "TAB" buffer mode - enable literal tabs.
Set the "Tab Width" to 4
Once setup whenever you load a file of the specified type then these
setting will be used.
Disable "TAB" - always use literal tabs unless over-ridden by buffer.
The global $tab-width does not have a dialogue so if you wanted to make
this 4 by default then do this in your <user>.emf i.e
set-variable $tab-width 4
Remember that in the buffer the variable is called $buffer-tab-width
which has local scope, its initial value is seeded from $tab-width.
Hope that helps.