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Topic: Automatic FreeText Annotation Box Sizing
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 74823
From: mawnmp1
Date: 10/23/2002 11:20 PM

I am trying to improve the "Free Text" Annotation Tool by
writing a "Plug-In" to automatically resize a created
"Free Text" Box to just fully encompass the Text Dimensions.

I believe the function PDEFontSumwidths will calculate the bounding width for the text. However, this function requires a PDEFont object. I am trying to convert the FreeText Annotation contents to a PDEFont object to use the PDEFontSumWidths function. Can someone help or suggest an alternate solution. Here is my code:

CosObj myCosObj;
const CosObj *pCosObj;
PDEFont myFont;
ASInt32 iWidth;
unsigned char sUnText[100];
char sTemp1[100];

PDTextAnnotGetContents (CastToPDTextAnnot(annot),(char *)sUnText,sizeof(sText));
myCosObj=PDAnnotGetCosObj (annot);
pCosObj=&myCosObj;
myFont=PDEFontCreateFromCosObj (pCosObj); //Doesn't work
iWidth=PDEFontSumWidths(myFont,sUnText,strlen((char *)sUnText));
itoa(iWidth,sTemp1,10);
AVAlertNote(sTemp1);


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