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Included PDF and text formatting

(Jozef Iljuk) #1

I’ve searched the forum but couldn’t find the answer.

We are displaying PDF pages in some of our projects. The pdf has a “cells” for entering the text, so each cell is fixed width (see attachment). We want to print the text into those cells. The problem is with formatting. The unformatted text wouldn’t fit correctly to those cells so we need to use some formatting.

The first option is to set a character width but this looks very ugly.

The second option is to format each character of variable/field as a solo text item. This works but is inefficient.

In one application we were using in the past (now discontinued) there was a option for the character “spacing”, that is each character would be printed normally but would occupy the space entered. Then next character would start at “previouse_char_starting_pos + spacing”.

Is this somehow possible?

Thank You

(combit Support - Thomas Metternich) #2

Hi Jozef,

thank you for your post.

In your case the second option is the best solution .

Best regards,

Thomas Metternich
Technical Support
combit GmbH

(Jozef Iljuk) #3

Thank you for the reply.

That’s shame, was hoping I’ve overlooked something :-/

May I suggest it as a feature request, then? :slight_smile: I know you’re not obliged to anything, but maybe could just discuss it if it would be possible/reasonable.

Thank you