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    print out proper aligned tect...

    hi,

    How do i print out the text such that the alignment is always there regardless of how long the name of person is...
    From :
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    Records     
    ----------
    
    ID     Name         DateOfBirth       Height     Weight
    01     jenny                 21/01/81          1.68        45
    
    
    To :
    Records
    ----------
    
    ID     Name         DateOfBirth       Height     Weight
    01     jenny         21/01/81          1.68        45

    my code is :
    printf("ID \t Name \t DateOfBirth \t Height \t Weight\n");


    printf("%d \t %s \t %d/%d/%d \t %-0.2f \t %-0.1f\n",HobbitsArray[i].hobbitID, HobbitsArray[i].name, HobbitsArray[i].dateOfBirth.day,HobbitsArray[i].dateOfBirth.month,HobbitsArray[i].dateOfBirth.year, HobbitsArray[i].height, HobbitsArray[i].weight);
    i++;
    }


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    if i enter jen as name...its still nice...if i entered jenny lee..it goes hayward...


    ID Name DateOfBirth Height Weight
    01 jen 21/01/81 1.68 45




    ID Name DateOfBirth Height Weight
    01 jenny lee 21/01/81 1.68 45

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    You could define a maximum name-length and declare an array of char to store names of that length. Copy the name in the array and if it does not take all memory, then fill the rest with spaces. In this way you always print a fixed length name.

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    Originally posted by Shiro
    You could define a maximum name-length and declare an array of char to store names of that length. Copy the name in the array and if it does not take all memory, then fill the rest with spaces. In this way you always print a fixed length name.
    Or you could just use the printf() format modifiers.
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