The value of a symbol is normally printed using its full length, although trailing spaces are removed. An exception are program symbols of these data types: CURR, DEC, QUAN, INT1 INT2, INT4, PREC, and FLTP. These are formatted right-justified with an output length as specified in the Dictionary.
You can adapt the standard formatting to your own requirements by using one of the additional formatting options available. You supply the parameters for these options together with the symbol itself. Many of these options are abbreviated to a single letter, which has to be given as a capital letter. You can combine two or more options on a single symbol, as long as the result still makes sense.
Omitting the Leading Sign
Leading Sign to the Left
Leading Sign to the Right
Omitting Leading Zeros
Number of Decimal Places
Omitting the Separator for ‘Thousands’
Specifying an Exponent for Floating Point Numbers
Suppressing Output of Initial Values
Ignoring Conversion Routines
Local Dates (Currently Only for Japan)
Changing the Value of a Counter
Preceding and Subsequent Texts (Pre-Text / Post-Text)