[reportlab-users] horizscale and para

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Thu Jan 5 08:53:46 EST 2012

On 05/01/2012 13:36, Martin Weissenboeck wrote:

>> From the manual, chapter 2.12:


> Horizontal Scaling

> textobject.setHorizScale(horizScale)

> Lines of text can be stretched or shrunken horizontally by the

> setHorizScale method.

> ...

> The horizontal scaling parameter horizScale is given in percentages (with

> 100 as the default), so the 80

> setting shown below looks skinny.



OK so the intent is to expand/contract the letter spacing. I guess that would
affect all of the width calculations so it might be a fairly large change.
Presumably we would need to compute all string widths and multiply by the
appropriate factor except where the object is fixed width eg images etc etc.
Robin Becker

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