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    Default Java using printf to format.

    Is it possible to print out the months like the picture below with that little space infront of January with printf? If I put "%10s" it will also make the months space far apart, I want before January to have a 10 blank space and between each months there 3 blank space. I try putting a "System.out.print(" ");" before the for loop but I'm trying to use printf . Thanks

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    String month[]={"Jan","Feb","Mar","Apr","May","Jun","Jul","Aug","Sep","Oct","Nov","Dec"};
            for(String monthOf : month)
            {
                System.out.printf("%6s",monthOf);
            }


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    Default Re: Java using printf to format.

    Can you build a line showing what you want to print?
    Use *s for spaces.
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    Default Re: Java using printf to format.

    **********S(Jan)***S(Feb)***S(Mar)***S(Apr)***S(Ma y)

    ^ Like that until Dec but disregard the ()

    The picture should give a clearer explaination.

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    Default Re: Java using printf to format.

    Print the first n spaces(FFFF) before the loop and then the desired spacing(SSS) in the loop
    FFFFFSSSJanSSSFeb...
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    Default Re: Java using printf to format.

    Something like this?
            System.out.print("        ");
            for(String monthOf : month)
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                System.out.printf("%6s",monthOf);
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    Default Re: Java using printf to format.

    Did you try it? Did it give you what you want?
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    Yes, I got it now. Thank you for your help! Happy New Year

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