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From Tony <ableton...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [Calc] Why do numbers get aligned to the right?
Date Sat, 26 May 2012 11:44:30 GMT
It surely does Brian - thanks for coming to the rescue as usual - I really
appreciate it!

Have a great weekend!

Tony

On Sat, May 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Brian Barker <b.m.barker@btinternet.com>wrote:

> At 13:23 26/05/2012 +0200, Tony Noname wrote:
>
>> A little usability question here - why do numbers get automatically
>> aligned to the right?
>>
>
> So that, when the number of fractional places is fixed (even perhaps to
> none), similarly significant digits align vertically.  All the units digits
> are vertically aligned, that is - and likewise the tens and hundreds and
> tenths and hundredths, and so on.  For the same reason, digits are usually
> of constant width even in fonts which have variable-width characters.
>
> I trust this helps.
>
> Brian Barker
>
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