Re: [NTB] Scrambled columns?
- On Sat, 30 Dec 2000 15:57:28 -0800
DA <daoki01@...> wrote:
> I don't use tab characters for reasons like this. By setting theOf course, that only works if you're using a monospaced font. Tabs are
> View|Options|Documents tab type to smart or fixed, space will be used instead
> and you avoid this type of problem.
a must for proportional fonts.
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- Hi Terry, DA, and Others,
>> I don't use tab characters for reasons like this. By settingSee Help at end of this and also Help | NoteTab's Glossary for
>> the View|Options|Documents tab type to smart or fixed, space
>> will be used instead and you avoid this type of problem.
>Of course, that only works if you're using a monospaced font.
>Tabs are a must for proportional fonts.
more explanation and terminology defined some.
Pro users "would not" know about that. :) However, if one does
use real or in Pro with a fixed font and prints the spacing gets
messed up, even more so if printing is done in a variable width
font. Pro also has a feature so that once the tabs are spaced
far enough apart to align them evenly, one can convert the Tabs
to Spaces under the Modify | Spaces menu. It will convert
without even alignment if you want. ;)
Claes Gauffin made a really useful Clip awhile ago that will
align tab delimited files leaving no less than two spaces in
place of the real tabs. It is real handy for printing and there
is no guess work needed. It is one of my all time most useful
Clips. I do not like setting my tabs way apart so the lines
align or using fixed tabs, because then I have to scroll forever
to read the whole line, plus there is a lot of extra white space
at times when viewing or printing. I need to print it at times,
so that is where the Clip comes in handy. It will take some time
say on a 10,000 line document, but should finish. Mucho time in
Std. It is not that Pro is slow, because it's *fast*, but that
the Clip has to do each line at a time and calculate for each tab
to know how many spaces to replace each tab with to make it align
There was a long thread on the Subject below:
Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 13:50:22 +0200
Subject: Re: [Clip] Making a table
Some...day I will get it up on my Snatch-A-Clip for you all.
Here's what Help has to say, pay attention to Pro, Std, and
Light under Document Properties:
Tab Size: Text Tab size. You can set multiple tab sizes in
NoteTab Std by separating each value with a semi-colon (;).
Values must be ordered in increasing sizes and represent the
distance from the left margin.
Tab Units (only available in NoteTab Light/Std): Defines units
used for tab size.
Type Tab (only available in NoteTab Pro): You can change the
behavior of the editor by changing this option. If the tab type
is set to Real, pressing <Tab> inserts a "real" tab character
into the document. If the tab type is set to Fixed, pressing
<Tab> inserts enough spaces to move the cursor to the next tab
stop. (This is called "fixed tabs" because the position of
existing text will not change if the tab size is later changed,
as it does if real tabs are used.) If the tab type is set to
Smart, spaces are also inserted into the document, but the
positions of the tab stops are a function of the positions of the
words in the previous line.
Font: Opens the Font dialog box so you can change the font used
to display your document(s). NoteTab Std can show fixed- and
variable-width fonts but cannot display fonts with OEM character
sets (Terminal, MS Line Draw,...). On the other hand, NoteTab Pro
can display fonts with OEM character sets but does not support
There is information in Help | NoteTab's Glossary. I've been
updating it on and off for awhile so the version on my site
probably has a half dozen more words in it and a number more
hyperlinks. Sorry, I forgot to send it to Eric for the 4.83
upgrade. It always gets real hectic around release time.
NoteTab Glossary, Edition 1.5
Last updated on 12-30-2000
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