Well, we don't know the circumstances in which you plan to display that list; let's just say that one way would be to use tabs as column delimiters and display the list in a field formatted with the desired tab stop positions.
No idea if that is applicable in your case.
FileMaker provides a few options to view listed data:
(1) Form View to view a single record
(2) List View to view multiple records and where each field is a box field or a merge field (each column separated by a tab stop) and possibly a mixture of box and merge fields
(3) Table View to view multiple records and mimic a spreadsheet
Each viewing option provides beneficial functionality and limitations.
Please see the attached demonstration database illustrating some of the techniques above.
Hope this helps.
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This list would be in a calculation taking data from from fields to list scores from tests.
Test Name Scores
The length of the name and scores will vary so I cannot figure out how to account for the the spaces between the name and score differences.
h..11, Perhaps this article would help? I often "pad" to make text format (single field) appear in nice columns. I do use the method of setting tab-stops if this is for use in FMP on a layout. However, these tab settings do NOT translate if the text needs to be inserted into an email, for example. Ergo the method I outline in the article:
Don't overlook what erolst said: the data is displayed "in a field formatted with the desired tab stop positions". You set the tabs using the Appearance Inspector.
Absolutely! tabs stops are handy for right-justifying (numbers) or on the decimal point (numbers). Study up on how these little wonders work.
It all depends on where the data needs to be displayed...