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printing with reserved spaces

Margaret Tan

Joined: Sep 14, 2001
Posts: 20
Hi there,
I'm writing a program that prints the first 10 times table but the format it is printing in the dos prompt is really ugly, I want to make it aligned, how do I do that? I know in C, I can't remember it exactly but I was pretty sure that it uses like %3.2f to reserve 3 spaces for float, not sure what it was for integers. My question is what is the syntax to reserve spaces in Java using the System.out.println(). Thanks a bunch!
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
Posts: 9056
There is no equivalent in java. Here is a link to an alternative. Or you can use the NumberFormat or DecimalFormat class.
[This message has been edited by Marilyn deQueiroz (edited October 07, 2001).]

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