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Hi Andreas,

I thought I had posted loads of trivial example data. What could be a
problem is that you read this in your email program and I am writing the
posts in Nabble, where I can format the example texts and the show nicely,
because I have formatted them with a fixed length font by using the option
"raw text". In your email program it might actually look all skewed and is
difficult to read.

Your's is too trivial though. ;-)

Because it doesn't take into account that while there might be 4 digits
reserved for the column, the length of the data in the column might vary
from 1-4 digits. And here is the problem. There are spaces inserted to align
the digits into the column. In theory zeros could be added, but in this case
this is not possible. There must be spaces.

E.g. it can't be:

but must be

I think Paul got my problem. LibreOffice shouldn't add any spaces in the
first place, as long as it is not told to do. Because the spaces actually do
not exist in the data and are only added for exporting the spreadsheet.

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