You should realize that even though it is possible to achieve some formatting of Mathematica
output by creating strings which contain raw tabs and newlines, this is rarely a good idea. Typically a much better approach is to use the higher-level Mathematica
formatting primitives discussed in "String-Oriented Output Formats"
, "Output Formats for Numbers"
, and "Tables and Matrices"
. These primitives will always yield consistent output, independent of such issues as the positions of tab settings on a particular device.