margins and tabstops

Patricia De Martelaere patricia.de.martelaere at pi.be
Wed Aug 4 13:46:20 CDT 2004


> 	• 	From: Klaus Major
> 	• 	 Subject: margins and tabstops
> 	• 	 Date: Wed, 04 Aug 2004 10:17:44 -0700
>
> Hi all,
>
>
> did someone notice that the TABs do not respect the set
> margins of a field?
>
>
> Example:
> I have a field where i set the margins to "60,4,4,4" because i need 
> some
> "room" on the left side...
>
>
> But when i set the tabstops they do not "respect" the margins...?
>
>
> The tabstop STAYS at 140 or whatever and therefore i cannot use the
> "vgrid" property to display the text in the field correctly...
>
>
> Know what i mean?
>
>  Create a field with a wide left margin, set the TABS, put some tabs 
> and text
>  into it and turn on the "vgrid"...
>
>
> Et voila, completely "out of sync" :-(
>
>
> Bug or feature?
>
>
>
> Regards
>
>
> Klaus Major


Hi Klaus,

May be you will consider this a work around but why not format the tabs 
and use the tabs to show the text in the cell you want?
like for example:
constant origTabs = 30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30,30  ---- or whatever format

on resetcolumns
     set the tabstops of fld 1 to origTabs
end resetcolumns

on showcolumn x
    get origTabs
    put <widecellvalue> into item x of it
    set the tabstops of fld 1 to it
end showcolumn

Greetings,
WA



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