# Directory `macros/latex/contrib/tabto`

```tabto.sty
version 1.4  (Dec 2018)

Tabbing to fixed positions in a paragraph.

License: LPPL ver 1.3 or later
LPPL maintenance status `maintained' (by author).

Two new text positioning commands are defined: \tabto and \tab.

\tabto{<length>} and \tabto*{<length>}
Tab to a specified position relative to the left margin in a paragraph
They differ when the text on the line already goes past the desired
position: \tabto gives a line break whereas \tabto* backspaces.

\tab
Tab to the next tab-stop chosen from a list of tab positions, in
the traditional style of typewriters. The tab-stop positions are
declared using either \TabPositions{<length>, <length>,...<length>}
or \NumTabs{<number>}.

```

## tabto-ltx – “Tab” to a measured position in the line

\tabto{<length>} moves the typesetting position to <length> from the left margin of the paragraph. If the typesetting position is already further along, \tabto starts a new line; the command \tabto* will move position backwards if necessary, so that previous text may be overwritten.

The command \TabPositions may be used to define a set of tabbing positions, after which the command \tab advances typesetting position to the next defined ‘tab stop’.

 Package tabto-ltx Version 1.4 Licenses The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3 Copyright 2006,2009,2012,2013,2018 Donald Arseneau Maintainer Donald Arseneau Contained in TeX Live as tabto-ltxMiKTeX as tabto-ltx Topics Layout See also tabto-generic