.tab set command

The .tab set command defines the location of tab stops. To move the text to these tabs, use the .tl and the .tr commands. Do not use the TAB key.


.tab set tab.stop1,tab.stop2,tab.stop3,...




tab.stop1, tab.stop2, tab.stop3,...
  • Tab stops must be greater than 0 and in increasing order. The tab stop position is relative to the left margin, which includes any indent margin (.im) settings.

  • A tab must be less than the current line length.

  • There may be a maximum of 20 tab stops per command.

  • A tab position can contain up to two decimal places. This is useful when using proportional pitch fonts and printers with horizontal movement capabilities.


.tab set 5,10,15