perlquestion Zo To all the Monks here who might remember my past questions, I think I'm getting better... but yet again another question... This is my output file: <code> data data data data 7,843,391.58 xyz xzy xyz .... 12,224,675.68 abc ~~~ ~~~ .... 1,339,203.94 (more data) 21,407,271.2 (more data) 16,728,929.69 16,728,929.69 </code> The following code is what I used; was taken from the Q and A section (thanks vroom) to insert commas. <code> sub addcommas{ my (\$text)= \$nocomma; \$text=reverse \$text; \$text=~s/(\d\d\d)(?=\d)(?!\d*\.)/\$1,/g; \$text=scalar reverse \$text; return \$text; } </code> My question/s is/are how can I: - align to the right the final column w/ the dollar amounts? (when printing out.. this is the end of a string print with other data left out for this example) or align the decimals? and - how to stop from dropping the end zero of the cents, where it's missing? This is my print statement how I got my final printout (where \$comma is the returned variable caught from the above function): <code> for (\$p = 0; \$p < @a_table; \$p++){ @a_print = split (/\t/, \$a_table[\$p]); \$nocomma = \$a_print / 100; \$comma = &addcommas(); print AUDIT "\$a_print\t\$a_print\t\$read_time\t\$a_print\t\$comma\n"; } # end for loop </code> My final output is all correct, just the problems w/alignment and the loss of zero at end of cents... thanks for any/all help.