The number of spaces required
A String containing
Inserts spaces between expressions in a Print or PrintLine procedure
Spc can only be used with the Print or PrintLine procedure.
If the width of the device being printed to is greater than
n, the print position is set to
immediately after the number of spaces printed by the
If the width of the device being printed to is less than
n, the print position is set to the
current position plus the result of the formula
n is greater than the difference
between the current print position and the width of the device,
Spc inserts a line break and then inserts spaces
in accordance with the following formula:
n - (devicewidth - currentposition)
When using a proportional font, the Spc function uses the average width of all characters for that particular font to determine the width of the space character to print.
When the number of fixed-width columns is important, you should use either the Space or the Tab function, since there is not necessarily a relationship between the spaces provided by the Spc function and fixed-width columns.