aligning text in columns

André Bisseret andre.bisseret at
Wed Jun 11 14:14:52 EDT 2014

Bonjour Chris,

In some stacks, specially before the dataGrid,  I right aligned using format (see "format" in the dictionary

For example, the following handler :

  local theData
   set the itemDel to tab
   put fld "fData" into theData
   repeat with x = 1 to the number of lines in theData
      repeat with y = 1 to the number of items in line x of theData
         if item y of line x of theData is a number then
            put format("%13s",item y of line x of theData) into item y of line x of theData
         end if
      end repeat
   end repeat
   put theData into fld "fData"

In this example, "13" is the number of chararacters which is possible in a column.

To use right align in this way it is necessary to use monospaced font in the field.

Best regards


Le 10 juin 2014 à 19:28, Chris Sheffield a écrit :

> Do we have the ability yet to set the text alignment for individual columns in a table field?
> I have a very simple field with just two columns. I want the alignment of the first one to be left, and the second one to be right. A data grid is overkill, otherwise I’d go with that. I couldn’t remember if, with all the new field changes, that was added or not. I can’t seem to find any obvious properties, but I could be missing something.
> Or would it be best to just use two separate fields for this?
> Thanks,
> Chris
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