Getting Eclipse to Draw a Line at Column 80

Thanks to Shane Miller for finding this solution.

There is a bug in Eclipse which has prevented us from accomplishing this in the past, but Shane has found a workaround! See instructions, below.

  1. Drawing a vertical line on the screen.
  2. The steps above will draw a vertical line on the screen, but it will probably be in the wrong place. [This is a bug in Eclipse.] To get the line drawn in the right place, do the following: