I've always had some trouble coping with some characteristics of tab behavior interacting with CR/LF, but now I'm at my wits end.
Have just been set up with a new computer + op sys (Win 8.1) + IVF (2013sp1.3.202). Even though IVF version is not different from what I use on other computers, nor from what others around me use, the tab behavior has developed an annoying behavior that no one else sees and I can't get rid of: after pressing <enter> the cursor goes not to the start of the next line, but rather to the first or even second tab stop, EVEN IF THE PREVIOUS LINE WAS A COMMENT with ! in column 1. I enter LOTS of comments like this and I'm getting tired of manually tabbing back to column 1 for every new line.
I have tried in every way I can see to set my options up like they were before, or like every one else has around here. But I have not had this behavior before and no one else here has either. I have experimented with the VS text editor options for Fortran - tabs for example, but those effects seem unexplainable. Is it documented exactly what they are SUPPOSED to do?
Also, sometimes pressing <enter> on a line causes the PREVIOUS line to jump right or left by one tab stop. Is this EVER SUPPOSED to happen? How would this helpful?
I'm tiring of reverse-engineering this system, wondering if others have trouble, or if the system is known to be broken.