I am trying to allign the formula text field under the label correctly with leading spaces.

  • In Formula field that combine text and graphics the label in the list view of the object is longer than the field text. I would like to add preceeding spaces to center the field test.
    – user21163
    Commented Aug 7, 2015 at 21:18

2 Answers 2


You can use Unicode's 0xA0 (no-break space) character directly in a formula to provide spacing:

"Hello     World"

Renders as: "Hello     World"

You'll want to copy and paste this symbol directly from the example above, or from your favorite character map program.

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    excellent! yep, and leave notes in the formula field description as otherwise the next poor admin may have no idea what you did :-)
    – cropredy
    Commented Jun 9, 2015 at 21:18

Salesforce seems to strip out the blank spaces at the start and end of the string. Try using BR() function to add a line break at the begginning of the field

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