|Use tab character
If this check box is selected, tab characters are used:
- On pressing the TabTabTabTabTabTabTabTabTabTabTab key
- For indentation
- For code reformatting
When the check box is cleared, PyCharm uses spaces instead of tabs.
If this check box is selected, PyCharm inserts tabs for indentation and reformatting,
but fine alignment to a necessary column is done
only via spaces without replacing them with tabs.
This is done in order to preserve visual
representation of the source code, when the
If this check box is cleared, only tabs are used. This means that a group of spaces that fits the specified tab size is automatically
replaced with a tab,
which may result in breaking fine alignment.
The Smart Tabs check box is available if the Use Tab Character
check box is selected.
||In this text box, specify the number of spaces included in a tab.
||In this text box, specify the number of spaces (or tabs if the
Use Tab Character
check box is selected) to be inserted for each indent level.