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    Default justify output

    I'm having an issue with justifying text output with printf(). So far I need the "sales" variable and "age" to be right justified, but just can't figure out to get it.

    				String name = nameTextField.getText();
    				String age = ageTextField.getText();
    				int sales =Integer.parseInt(salesTextField.getText());
                    nameTextField.setText("");
                    ageTextField.setText("");
                    salesTextField.setText("");
                    System.out.printf("  " + name + "                  " + age + "      " +  ef.format(sales) + "\n");
    I had the "ef.format" format the decimal places and need it to be aligned on the right side (lining up the decimals). Anybody know a solution?


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    Default Re: justify output

    Well printf is designed for formatting, I would probably use it accordingly. If you have ever used C, it works the same way.

    This should answer all of your printf questions (Using Java's printf( ) Method : printf MethodDevelopmentJava Tutorial)
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    Default Re: justify output

    Well I've found that link before, I just can't get anything to line up like this:

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