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Thread: How to format text in java?

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    Default How to format text in java?

    How do i format text in java. for example i have firstname and lastname. how can i format the text to make it look like lastname is on its column.

    instead of looking like:
    John Brown
    Peter Pan
    Jo Jackson
    Daniel Liberti
    Last edited by fourseven; May 20th, 2009 at 11:51 PM.


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    Default Re: Formating text

    I am a bit confused fourseven,

    If this is your input:

    John Brown
    Peter Pan
    Jo Jackson
    Daniel Liberti

    What does the output look like?
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    Default Re: Formating text

    oh sorry, forgot to put that in.
    here is how i want it to look like


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    Default Re: Formating text

    You can use tabulator instead of space to align them.

    // \t = tab
    String name = "John\tBrown" ;

    Sometimes you have names that are longer than tab, so you will need to find the length of the longest name and then use it to find out how many tabs you will need to align all of them perfectly.

    If you are not presenting this in commando line then another way to do this would be to use labels. One label where first names will stand and another label for last names
    Last edited by Dalisra; May 16th, 2009 at 09:59 PM.

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