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Thread: Output alignment help

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    Default Output alignment help

    Hi there, I need some help with my output alignment which i cannot get my head around.

    My code is the following

    import java.io.*;
    import java.util.*;
    public class Main{
      public static void main(String args[])
      System.out.print("#Enter word: ");
      String word = BIO.getString();
      if(word.equals("END") )
      char[] content = word.toCharArray();
      String sorted = new String(content);
      if (sorted.equals(word) )
      System.out.printf(word + "Letters in ascending order \n");
      System.out.printf(word + "Letters not in ascending order \n");

    Which using would give an output like this -

    almost Letters in ascending order
    effort Letters in ascending order
    end Letters not in ascending order
    knotty Letters in ascending order
    known Letters not in ascending order

    However i want the output to look like this -

    almost letters in ascending order
    effort letters in ascending order
    end letters not in ascending order
    knotty letters in ascending order
    known letters not in ascending order

    It does not show it properly on forums so here is a print screen.


    The top 2 lines are my current output, the bottom 2 lines are how i want it to look.
    As you can see the alingment is all formatted nicely, so it is printed out neatly.

    Can someone show me how to do this please


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    Default Re: Output alignment help

    Have a look at printf and Formatter.

    Reading: Formatter (Java 2 Platform SE 5.0)


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