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specify font for writing even tab delimited text file?

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Yes, I need to specify a font type so that the characters
will be evenly spaced when I write to a tab delimited text
file. So how does one specify a font type to write/print
and which font is best for evenness?
Nov 21 '05 #1
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The only time you would need to specify a font is if you are writing to
something other than a text file. RTF, for example.

Text is text and has no formatting at all. The formatting for a text file
is done through the text editor it is opened in. I cannot think of any
that would open a text file in a non-monospace font.

But to answer your question in case you are writing to an HTML email or
Word or RTF, the standard on Windows is Courier New. It is a monospace
font. If you are using HTML, use the <pre></pre> tags to indicate
preformatted text (which will have no formatting).

Best of luck!

"Tony" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in news:076701c4b238
$f****************@phx.gbl:
Yes, I need to specify a font type so that the characters
will be evenly spaced when I write to a tab delimited text
file. So how does one specify a font type to write/print
and which font is best for evenness?


Nov 21 '05 #2

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Yes. I am writing to an email client. I will try the
html tags (I thought about that after I left the office).
But courier New, that was the font I was looking for. I
tried Arial and Microsoft Sans Serif. Hopefully the
Courier will do the trick for eveness.

Thanks

-----Original Message-----
The only time you would need to specify a font is if you are writing tosomething other than a text file. RTF, for example.

Text is text and has no formatting at all. The formatting for a text fileis done through the text editor it is opened in. I cannot think of anythat would open a text file in a non-monospace font.

But to answer your question in case you are writing to an HTML email orWord or RTF, the standard on Windows is Courier New. It is a monospacefont. If you are using HTML, use the <pre></pre> tags to indicatepreformatted text (which will have no formatting).

Best of luck!

"Tony" <an*******@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in news:076701c4b238$f****************@phx.gbl:
Yes, I need to specify a font type so that the characters will be evenly spaced when I write to a tab delimited text file. So how does one specify a font type to write/print and which font is best for evenness?


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Nov 21 '05 #3

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