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DynaPDF.SetFont

The function loads a font that can be used for text output and interactive form fields.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
DynaPDF 3.1 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "DynaPDF.SetFont"; PDF; Name { ; Style; Size; Embed; CodePage } )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example Flags
PDF The PDF reference returned from DynaPDF.New. $pdf
Name Font name for new font to set or empty text to deactivate current font. "Arial"
Style Font style value.
Can be a combination of values 1 for italic, 2 for bold, 4 for underlined and 8 for striked.
With version 12.0 or newer, this can be passed as text.
3 Optional
Size Font size in points. 12 Optional
Embed Whether to embed font in PDF.
Can be 1 to embed or 0 to not embed.

Default is 1.
1 Optional
CodePage The code page to use.
Code page can be 1250, 1251, 1252, 1253, 1254, 1255, 1256, 1257, 1258, 8859-2, 8859-3, 8859-4, 8859-5, 8859-6, 8859-7, 8859-8, 8859-9, 8859-10, 8859-13, 8859-14, 8859-15, 8859-16, Symbol, 437, 737, 775, 850, 852, 855, 857, 860, 861, 862, 863, 864, 865, 866, 869, 874, Unicode.
Default is unicode since v12.3, but was 1252 for Windows ANSI before.
"Unicode" Optional

Result

Returns font handle or error message.

Description

The function loads a font that can be used for text output and interactive form fields.

See also SetFont function in DynaPDF manual.

Examples

Sets a font:

MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; "Zapf Dingbats"; 0; 12)

Sets italic font:

MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; "Times"; 1; 40; 1; "unicode")

Set font variants with style as text:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.AppendPage"; $pdf) ]
Set Variable [ $fontName ; Value: "Avenir Next Condensed" ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 0; 0; 0) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; ""; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 500; "Normal text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; "bold"; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 450; "Bold text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; "italic"; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 400; "Italic text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; "condensed"; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 350; "Condensed text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; "condensed bold"; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 300; "Condensed bold text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.EndPage"; $pdf) ]

Set font variants with style as numbers:

Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.AppendPage"; $pdf) ]
Set Variable [ $fontName ; Value: "Avenir Next Condensed" ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFillColor"; $pdf; 0; 0; 0) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; 0; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 500; "Normal text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; 2; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 450; "Bold text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; 1; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 400; "Italic text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; 1792; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 350; "Condensed text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.SetFont"; $pdf; $fontName; 1792 + 2; 12) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.WriteText"; $pdf; 100; 300; "Condensed bold text") ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS("DynaPDF.EndPage"; $pdf) ]

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 23th November 2023


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