I'm trying to use VIM for Word Processing situations where, for example, I might need to put the date at the 70th column of a line that has no other text on it. So, for example, if there's currently no text on line 1 and I want to insert something at column 70, the only way I know how to get to column 70 is by hitting the space bar while in insert mode, a very slow process.
Is there a way to do what I'm trying to achieve in VIM? i.e. to jump ahead to a particular column in a blank line. Even if I could do something like
70l (move 70 spaces to the right) would be amazing, but it doesn't work on a line without any text.