[texhax] XeLaTeX: Simulating tab character

Peter Davis pfd at pfdstudio.com
Tue Apr 12 12:44:40 CEST 2011

On Tue, Apr 12, 2011 at 4:36 AM, Ulrike Fischer <news3 at nililand.de> wrote:

> Am 11 Apr 2011 23:43:32 -0700 schrieb Donald Arseneau:
> >>> tabbing doesn't work this way. At first it doesn't wrap lines, at
> >>> second if the tab is on the left it will go back and overwrite
> >>> existing text.
> >> Yes, I understand the LaTeX tabbing environment doesn't work that
> >> way, but that's how tabs work in most text editors and word
> >> processors.  So what I'm trying to achieve is more like that
> >> than like LaTeX tabbing.
> > tabto.sty

Great.  Thank you, Donald!

> Neat, but it seems not to fulfill another wish of Peter:
> " Also, if the current line up to this point is wider than the tab,
> than the tab should effectively just act as a word separator."

True.  I can live without this for now.  Eventually, I have to find a way to
simulate left-aligned, right-aligned, center-aligned and decimal-aligned
tabs, but this should cover 80% of the real-world cases I'm likely to

Thanks, all!


The Tech Curmudgeon
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