10. Using Report-Writer : Report Setup and Format : Automatic Determination of Default Settings : How Default Column Widths Are Determined
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How Default Column Widths Are Determined
If you do not specify a .width statement or width parameter to the .position statement for a given column, Report-Writer determines the default column width by the default format for that column, as specified by the .format statement or as determined from the analysis of report formatting statements. The default width of a column is the width required by the column format to print a value. Report-Writer uses the column width to determine the print positions for the .right or .center statements.