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Reading a text file which is easy to read when printed

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I've written some code that reads a text file. I have a requirement
that the text file also be in a format that's easy to read when it's
printed. In a prior project, I had used some spreadsheet commands to
generate the text data in a neat format by inserting variable numbers
of spaces for each data item, based on the actual character count of
the data item. Now, with this new project, I have many more columns of
data and I've exceeded Excel's formula length.

Any suggestions about how to meet both the requirements? I.E.,
reading the data with the program and in hardcopy? I've played around
with inserting blank columns in the spreadsheet before pasting the
data into a text file but of course I get a tab for each blank cell
and the data isn't lined up in columns. Right now, the program code,
doesn't discard tab characters but I think there's a way to do that.

Thanks,

Miner Jeff
Nov 7 '08 #1
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Miner Jeff wrote:
I've written some code that reads a text file. I have a requirement
that the text file also be in a format that's easy to read when it's
printed. In a prior project, I had used some spreadsheet commands to
generate the text data in a neat format by inserting variable numbers
of spaces for each data item, based on the actual character count of
the data item. Now, with this new project, I have many more columns of
data and I've exceeded Excel's formula length.

Any suggestions about how to meet both the requirements?
Use OpenOffice?

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Ian Collins
Nov 7 '08 #2

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Sam
Miner Jeff writes:
I've written some code that reads a text file. I have a requirement
that the text file also be in a format that's easy to read when it's
printed. In a prior project, I had used some spreadsheet commands to
generate the text data in a neat format by inserting variable numbers
of spaces for each data item, based on the actual character count of
the data item. Now, with this new project, I have many more columns of
data and I've exceeded Excel's formula length.

Any suggestions about how to meet both the requirements? I.E.,
Well, when you come up with a question about the C++ programming language,
you will actually meet the requirements for posting questions to this
newsfroup.

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Nov 7 '08 #3

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Miner Jeff writes:
I've written some code that reads a text file. I have a requirement
that the text file also be in a format that's easy to read when it's
printed. In a prior project, I had used some spreadsheet commands to
generate the text data in a neat format by inserting variable numbers
of spaces for each data item, based on the actual character count of
the data item. Now, with this new project, I have many more columns of
data and I've exceeded Excel's formula length.
Any suggestions about how to meet both the requirements? *I.E.,

Well, when you come up with a question about the C++ programming language,
you will actually meet the requirements for posting questions to this
newsfroup.
What's a newsfroup?

I solved the problem after I made the post.

Jeff
Nov 10 '08 #4

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Miner Jeff wrote:
On Nov 7, 4:41 pm, Sam <s...@email-scan.comwrote:
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Miner Jeff writes:
>>I've written some code that reads a text file. I have a requirement
that the text file also be in a format that's easy to read when it's
printed. In a prior project, I had used some spreadsheet commands to
generate the text data in a neat format by inserting variable numbers
of spaces for each data item, based on the actual character count of
the data item. Now, with this new project, I have many more columns of
data and I've exceeded Excel's formula length.
Any suggestions about how to meet both the requirements? I.E.,
Well, when you come up with a question about the C++ programming language,
you will actually meet the requirements for posting questions to this
newsfroup.

What's a newsfroup?
A colloquial way to spell "newsgroup". They often come with FAQs
where it's written down what's on topic in them and how to post
questions.
I solved the problem after I made the post.
Good!
Jeff
Schobi
Nov 11 '08 #5

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