PXC_FontInfo & Text Wrapping

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PXC_FontInfo & Text Wrapping

Post by acs2000 » Fri May 19, 2006 3:15 pm

Basically, to give you a little background, I'm trying to use the PXC_FontInfo structure to know when to wrap a long text stream and also to know what leading to use when the wrapping occurs. I believe the line gap would be PXC_FontInfo.ftmHeight + PXC_FontInfo.ftmELead multiplied by whatever line size is selected.

I figure to get the maximum number of characters I can display, I would take the size area I can write in (in inches), multiply that by 72 to convert to points and divide that result by the font width.

Any advise you could offer?

Also, I see fontBox states "Specifies the bounding box for the font." in the help file and I know it's just a simple RECT structure by looking at the header files, I'm curious how this would be used.

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Post by John - Tracker Supp » Sat May 20, 2006 9:01 am


There is an example in the SDK which I believe shows all you need - :


Run the option 'text and fonts' and see the resulting PDF - page 3, that should help.
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