Re: Converting tabs to an unequal number of spaces

For slinging text around, I'd highly recommend using a text editor. I
use BBEdit, but the same company makes a free editor called Text

- Type your text in Word, using tabs to align columns
- Paste in to TextWrangler
- select "Detab..." from the Text menu
- select how many spaces you want per tab column (ie, try "16")
- click "Okay"

See if that gets you what you want.
Spaces will be inserted to get your columns to line up at the tab
stops, assuming you are using a monospace font (courier, etc.)