[futurebasic] Re: [FB] Re: Font

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From: Brian Stevens <bstevens33@...>
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 13:57:43 -0700
On Oct 7, 2007, at 1:38 PM, Harold Boone wrote:

> Hello,
> Which font is recommended for lining up columns?
Assume you mean on the screen and not on the printed page?   The  
basic answer is there is no recommendation because the alignment is  
the responsibility of the programmer's code and not the font.   Mono- 
spaced fonts like Monaco and Courier do work better on the screen.

> In Microsoft BASIC one could create a printing image for strings  
> and numbers: PrtintImage$="\      \      ##.##    $##.##      
> \              \". The backslashes are for strings.
Don't know MS BASIC, so I don't know what that is paid to do.  
Therefore, it is hard to know what you asking.  Have you looked at  
the USING statement in FB?

> Anyway, in FB I don't see a way to create a print image for  
> printing that include strings.
Err, what do you mean by a "print image"? Whatever you can PRINT to a  
window can just as easily be PRINTed to a printer. Also, it is  
possible to just print everything to a window and let the user decide  
to print the entire window. Are you talking about printing line by  
line?  Let the list know with more detail what you are trying to do.  
Printing can be done any number of ways and the one thing I can  
guarantee:  Strings can be printed easily. What I THINK you are  
describing is FORMATTING the string but I don't want to propose a  
solution that isn't what you need.

Brian S.