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Queries how many characters would fit in a space.

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MBS( "Font.CalculateTextFits"; Text; MaxWidth { ; Font; Size } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
Text The text to measure. "Hello World"
MaxWidth The maximum width. 100
Font Optional
The font name.
Using System font in case of empty parameter.
Size Optional
The font size to use.
Default is system font size.


Returns number or error.


Queries how many characters would fit in a space.
The plugin will check how long the text would be in points.
Than we reduce text to see how much text fits in the space and return the length of the reminding space.


Checks how much fits:

MBS( "Font.CalculateTextFits"; "Hello World"; 50; "Arial"; 12)

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Release notes

Created 12nd September 2018, last changed 12nd September 2018

Font.Activate   -   Font.CalculateTextHeight

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