# setTabs (RichTextParagraphStyle - Java™)

Sets tabs at even intervals in a rich text paragraph style.

## Defined in

## Syntax

```
public void setTabs(int count, int startpos, int interval)
throws NotesException
public void setTabs(int count, int startpos, int interval, int type)
throws NotesException
```

## Parameters

`int count`

Number of tabs to be set.

`int startpos`

Position of the first tab. The following constants are available:

- RichTextParagraphStyle.RULER_ONE_CENTIMETER
- RichTextParagraphStyle.RULER_ONE_INCH

The unit of measure used by the preceding constants is a "twip," where one centimeter is 567 twips and one inch is 1440 twips. You can apply arithmetic to the constants to obtain other measurements. For example, RULER_ONE_CENTIMETER * 2 for two centimeters or RULER_ONE_INCH * 0.75 for three-quarters of an inch.

`int interval`

Interval between tabs. The following constants are available:

- RichTextParagraphStyle.RULER_ONE_CENTIMETER
- RichTextParagraphStyle.RULER_ONE_INCH

The unit of measure used by the preceding constants is a "twip," where one centimeter is 567 twips and one inch is 1440 twips. You can apply arithmetic to the constants to obtain other measurements. For example, RULER_ONE_CENTIMETER * 2 for two centimeters or RULER_ONE_INCH * 0.75 for three-quarters of an inch.

`int type`

- RichTextParagraphStyle.TAB_CENTER
- RichTextParagraphStyle.TAB_DECIMAL
- RichTextParagraphStyle.TAB_LEFT
- RichTextParagraphStyle.TAB_RIGHT

## Usage

See RichTextTab for additional information and an example.

You can apply arithmetic to the position and interval constants to obtain other measurements. For example, RULER_ONE_CENTIMETER * 2 for two centimeters or (int)(RULER_ONE_INCH * 0.75) for three-quarters of an inch. The actual int value is in "twips," where one centimeter is 567 twips and one inch is 1440 twips.