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Re: [Groff] Line-drawing escape

From: Miklos Somogyi
Subject: Re: [Groff] Line-drawing escape
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 18:43:25 +1100


Thank you, but I think that left- and right alignment works without referring to tabs in any way. The reason I am interested in this `line drawing' scheme is that, if it works, it can be used
in many other cases as well.


On 29/11/2006, at 3:25 AM, Clarke Echols wrote:

If you are operating in no-fill mode, why not use .tc to define the
tab character?  You can then set up the left-right justification and
troff/groff replaces a tab character between left-hand and right-hand
text with a multiple series of the character defined by .tc.  You
have to use .ta <dimension> R to get the right-aligned segment where
<dimesion> identifies the location of the right-hand margin and R
indicates right-justified text to that margin.

This is commonly used when constructing a table of contents or index
page.  I think it's called a "leader" (fading memory :-) ).

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