Text is Shifted or Wrongly Positioned

If the entire output or individual texts are shifted horizontally or vertically on paper, check for the following possible sources of the error:

Assume that the following paragraph format and text line are in your text:


The doubled commas are interpreted by SAPscript as tabs.

If the contents of TABLE-FIELD1 are longer (dependent on the typeface and the printer being used) than the space between the 2nd and 3rd tab stops, then STRING2 will be shifted across to the 4th tab position and STRING3 may even cause a line break and end up on the next line. Also check the alignment of the texts: LEFT; CENTER; RIGHT; DECIMAL; SIGN.

Such shifting occurs when any of the following is true: