Go to Column

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Menu: Search > Go to Column


Default Shortcut Key: Shift+Ctrl+G


Macro function: GoToColumn()


The Go to Column command can be used to jump immediately to a specified column number on the current line.  Options are also provided in the Go to Column dialog box to move left or right by the value specified, or to treat the value as a percentage. For example, specifying 25% would result in movement to column 25 in a line with 100 characters.


If text is selected when this command is issued, an option will be available to extend the selection to the new location.




The current column number is always displayed on the Status Bar, next to the 'C' label.  The Go to Column command can also be issued by double clicking within the column number display in the Status Bar.


bm1The Go To Column dialog also recognizes the following syntax: +10 to jump ahead 10 columns; -15 to jump back 15 columns, and 45% to move to the 45 percent position along the current line.  The use of this syntax overrides the mode indicated by the radiobutton options.