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Is there a way to set side comments to hold indent amount?

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Michael Lindemann
Michael Lindemann on 22 Sep 2021 at 16:13
Answered: Image Analyst on 22 Sep 2021 at 16:20
This is a fairly small thing but bugs me nonetheless. For example I have this base section of code that I've written where I input my variables:
%%input our givens... unknowns get nan's:
p1 = 12*10^3; %W
q1 = 6.667*10^3; %var
s1 = nan; %VA
theta1 = nan; %degrees
pf1 = nan; % "-" means lagging
The values in this particular section of code end up getting changed a lot so the comments/labels on the right hand side get all out of alignment, like this:
p2 = nan; %W
q2 = nan; %var
s2 = 4*10^3; %VA
theta2 = nan; %degrees
pf2 = 0.96; % "+" means leading
Is there a way to set a indent length or perhaps a second column in the Live Editor so that my labels on the right hand side stay nicely lined up like the first section of code? For now I've been re-aligning manually but it would be nice if there were a way to set it to be done automatically.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 22 Sep 2021 at 16:20
You're using tabs before the %, not spaces, right? Because that will align them but of course if you make changes to the length of the code line more than a tab, it will "jump" to the next tab. But at least they'll be aligned to the nearest tab column.
Make sure your preferences are not setup to insert spaces when you type a tab.
Home->Preferences->Editor/debugger->Tab-> Uncheck "Tab key inserts spaces".

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