Because the tab stops are not part of the data of any formatted text 
properties. You can test this by creating a table field, setting the tab stops 
to whatever you want, typing some information, setting the clipBoardData 
["rtftext"] to the rtftext of the table field, then pasting into a word 
document as formatted text. Word retains it's own tab stops, because none of 
the tab stops set in the table field are in the rtf text copied to the 

Bob S

> On Apr 8, 2019, at 06:25 , dunbarxx via use-livecode 
> <> wrote:
> Hi.
> I am always missing something. Why is there an issue retaining tabs in a
> body of ordinary text?

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