"While going through some old code," John Preston writes, "I found this interesting set of global variables."

Private space1, space2, space3, space4, space5, _
        space6, space7, space8, space9, space10, _
        space100 As String

"Now, what might said variables be used for?" John continued, "Why clearly, they are space counts."

Private Sub fillSpaces()
    space1 = " "
    space2 = "  "
    space3 = "   "
    space4 = "    "
    space5 = "     "
    space6 = "      "
    space7 = "       "
    space8 = "        "
    space9 = "         "
    space10 = "          "
    space100 = "                                                  " + _
               "                                                  "
End Sub

"Considering we already have 11 variables full of spaces, and don't want to add any more, obviously the way to go was a new function to generate spaces for us as we need them! No need for silly pad functions of Spaces(#) or other such internal functions, who trusts those things after all?

Private Sub GenerateSpaces(ByVal SpaceCount As Integer)
    Dim i, count10, remCount As Integer
    
    NumSpaces = ""
    
    If (SpaceCount = 100) Then
        NumSpaces = space100
    Else
        count10 = (SpaceCount \ 10)
        remCount = (SpaceCount Mod 10)
        For i = 1 To count10
            NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space10
        Next
        
        Select Case (remCount)
            Case 1
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space1
            Case 2
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space2
            Case 3
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space3
            Case 4
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space4
            Case 5
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space5
            Case 6
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space6
            Case 7
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space7
            Case 8
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space8
            Case 9
                NumSpaces = NumSpaces & space9
            Case Else
        End Select
    End If
End Sub

"And finally," John added, "the code that actually used these functions looked like this, because, you know, you have to keep them guessing..."

Call GenerateSpaces(19)
Line = Line & "                  "
Line = space4
Line = Line & "                  "