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

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Wed Nov 1 18:11:42 EST 2006

Tim Roberts wrote:

>Andy Robinson wrote:
>>Chris Withers wrote:
>>>Great, yep, I remember it :-)
>>>Which leaves one question: how do I horizontally scale (ie: squish)
>>>text by a certain amount?
>>canvas.scale(0.5, 1.0)
>>canv.drawString(x, y, 'half as slim but just as tall')
>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')

Or, sometimes more convenient:
  canv.translate(x, y)
  canv.scale(0.5, 1.0)
  canv.drawString( 0, 0, 'half as slim but just as tall' )

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

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