What is PhpDig?
PhpDig is a PHP MySQL based
Web Spider & Search Engine.



cpdf_text — Output text


bool cpdf_text(pdfdoc, text[, x], y[, mode][, orientation][, alignmode]);
resource pdfdoc: PDF document identifier
string text: Text to display
double x (optional): X coordinate
double y: Y coordinate
int mode (optional): Units mode
double orientation (optional): Text orientation
int alignmode (optional): Text alignment


TRUE on success or FALSE on error


Outputs text specified by text and the coordinates x and y . The x and y coordinates start from 0,0 at the bottom left of the page.

If the option unit length paramter mode is set to 0 or omitted the default unit as specified for the page is used, otherrwise the coordinates are measured in PostScript points disregarding the current unit of unit of measurement. The example shows a better explanation of this.

orientation sets the angle of rotation in degrees of the text in a counter clockwise direction.

alignmode determines the text alignment when displayed and can be any of the following constants.

0 Lower left
1 Lower middle
2 Lower right
3 Middle left
4 Middle middle
5 Middle right
6 Upper left
7 Upper middle
8 Upper right


Since versions 3.0.8 and 4.0


Example 182. Display text

// start a PDF document
$cpdf = cpdf_open(0, "test.pdf");

// create a 600x400 page
cpdf_page_init($cpdf, 1, 0, 600, 400, 1);

cpdf_set_font($cpdf, "Helvetica", 18, "WinAnsiEncoding");

// minimal options
cpdf_set_text_pos($cpdf, 10, 500);
cpdf_text($cpdf, "First use");

// with coordinates
cpdf_text($cpdf, "Second use", 10, 450);

// with units
// note how the coordinates are the same as the second use
cpdf_text($cpdf, "Third use", 50, 350, 100);

// with orentation
cpdf_text($cpdf, "Fourth use", 50, 350, 0, 90);

// with align mode
// note the same coordinates used for comparison
cpdf_text($cpdf, "Fifth use", 90, 300, 0, 0, 4);
cpdf_text($cpdf, "Sixth use", 90, 300, 0, 0, 7);


// close and write document

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