[reportlab-users] Text scaling and finding out how much space text will take up

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Nov 1 17:44:53 EST 2006

Andy Robinson wrote:

> Chris Withers wrote:
>> Andy Robinson wrote:
>>> Correctly, as long as you have registered the font ;-)
>>> The code to register TT fonts is in the user guide, Ch3 I think.
>> Great, yep, I remember it :-)
>> Which leaves one question: how do I horizontally scale (ie: squish)
>> text by a certain amount?
> canv.saveState()
> canvas.scale(0.5, 1.0)
> canv.drawString(x, y, 'half as slim but just as tall')
> canv.restoreState()

However, note that "scale" also affects the coordinates.  So you
probably need something like:
    canv.drawString( x*2, y, 'half as slim but just as tall')

Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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