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How can I configure BBEdit to insert 4 spaces (or at least spaces up to the next column which is a multiple of 4)? I've checked "Auto-expand tabs" in the preferences, but it doesn't seem to be doing that.

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Why would you want spaces rather than tabs? – AMomchilov Mar 31 '14 at 3:17
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The Auto-expand tabs preference must also be set for the Language mapping setting. Also, the setting won't be applied until you create or open a new document.

See Languages in BBEdit.

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Ah, I needed to create/open a document, that was it. Thanks! – Colen May 17 '11 at 22:50

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