A column number to which the insertion point will move before displaying or printing the next expression
A TabInfo structure
Moves the text-insertion point to a given column or to the start of the next print zone
Rules at a Glance
columnargument is omitted, the text-insertion point will be moved to the beginning of the next print zone.
The value of
columndetermines the behavior of the insertion point:
Value of column
Position of insertion point
Current column >
Moves one line down to the
Uses the formula
The left hand column is always 1.
When expressions are output to files using the
PrintLinestatement, the width of the output is determined by the
When output surface is divided into columns, the width of each column is the average width of all characters in the current point size of the current font. This means that the number of columns for tabulation purposes does not necessarily relate to the number of characters that can be printed across the width of the output surface.
Programming Tips and Gotchas
The Tab function without a
column argument is useful when outputting data to a file ...