Left(BOOKS::name & " " ; 15)//there are 15 space characters in the quoted string
But I'd not use this calculation if the result is to be displayed on a FileMaker layout. There are other options that don't require using a monospaced font in order to display this text. You could use Char ( 9 ) for example, to put a tab character after the 15 characters or less from the Book name.
Works great. I am going to experiment with Char (9) that makes sense. Thanks