Use of the tab key is the only way I know to 'attempt' to line things up. I've tried with an example and haven't been able to replicate your issue. The one thing I do, is not to get hung up on how it looks in the tooltip dialog window - just simply be consistent with the no. of tabs between your columns
eg tooltip dialog (columns don't appear aligned)
looks like on screen
In the above I have 2 tabs between state & sales and 1 tab between sales & profit
I agree that it would be great if this editor window had some more 'basic' html features such as a table format - might be worth logging an idea.
re side note - I too have seen instances where the tooltips go awry when published on server. I first noticed this when we moved from v9 to v10. I haven't seen it for a while now though...
Thanks for the feedback Donna. I knew that I can't go by how the tooltip window looks for how they show up on the report. I do use tabs to make my "fake table"
Most of the time the toolips act as they are suppose to. But say your sales is 10M and the next line is 16,729. The profit for the first line won't line up. Because the bigger number invades the tab portion of the Profit.