fixedwidth(
TEXT
,
WIDTH
)

The fixedwidth( function this function makes the text a fixed width, padding with spaces if necessary.


Parameters

This function has two parameters:

text – the original text.

width – desired number of characters.


Description

This function makes the text a fixed width. If the text is shorter than the specified width, it is padded with spaces. If it is longer than the specified width, it is cut off.

fixedwidth("abcd xyz",12)+"tab" ☞ abcd xyz    tab
fixedwidth("abcd",12)+"tab"     ☞ abcd        tab

Note that this makes the text a fixed number of characters – it does not take variable character width based on fonts into account.

Note: This function is equivalent to:

(thetext+rep(" ",thewidth))[1,thewidth]

See Also


History

VersionStatusNotes
10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0.