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pdf_stringwidth — Returns width of text in current font


int pdf_stringwidth(pdf, text[, font], size);
resource pdf: PDF object identifier
string text: Text to display
int font (optional): Font identifier
double size: Font size


Text width


Gets the length of the specified text of size size and using the font identifier returned from pdf_findfont() . Takes into account text modifications by parameters set using pdf_set_value() such as chartspacing, horizscaling and wordspacing.


Since versions 3.0.6 and 4.0


Example 986. Get string width


// set string properties
$string = "Here is some text";
$size = 20;

// create new document
$pdf = pdf_new();
pdf_begin_page($pdf, 500, 700);

$font = pdf_findfont($pdf, "Courier", "host", 0);
pdf_setfont($pdf, $font, $size);
pdf_show_xy($pdf, $string, 10, 650);

// get font size
$size = pdf_stringwidth($pdf, string, $font, $size);
pdf_show_xy($pdf, "Size of text was: $size", 10, 600);


// output document
$data = pdf_get_buffer($pdf);
header("Content-type: application/pdf");
header("Content-disposition: inline; filename=test.pdf");
header("Content-length: " . strlen($data));
echo $data;

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