margins and tabstops

Klaus Major klaus at
Wed Aug 4 16:47:21 EDT 2004

Hi Rob,

>>> I have not tried this, but I believe you can obtain the same "out of 
>>> sync"ness by radically changing the font size of the field's 
>>> contents.
>> No, a tab at 200 is a tab at 200.
>>> You need to account for your margins and font size if you want 
>>> vGrids to change dynamically when margins &/or font size changes.
>> Only one size and font and style...
>> Please try it out by yourself, you have to see it ;-)
> Yes, I see it now, Klaus;

Great :-)

> If I didn't know better, I'd say the field is acting like a 
> right-justified column in a spreadsheet.
> Just as strange, if I make the font size large enough, the end of the 
> text before the tab disappears
> under the text after the tab.  This conjures up memories of 
> left-justified spreadsheet entries.

Very strange, isn't it?

> Is it just coincidence that Vertical grid is listed among Table 
> properties?

But "vgrid" was there long before "table" objects ;-)

> Rob Cozens
> CCW, Serendipity Software Company
> "And I, which was two fooles, do so grow three;
> Who are a little wise, the best fooles bee."
> from "The Triple Foole" by John Donne (1572-1631)


Klaus Major
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