j_allen_morris j_allen_morris - 5 months ago 24
PHP Question

TCPDF - How to use GetStringWidth when text is bold

Is there a way to use GetStringWidth on text that has formatting? Right now if I have <b>Jarod</b>, the GetStringWidth treats the tags as if they are text to display and returns the string width including the tags. If I take them out, then the String Width returned is for non-bold text and we know that bold text is bigger than non-formatted text, so I'm trying to figure out how to measure formatted text width in TCPDF. Thanks!


Just figure this out. In TCPDF, we always use SetFont('Times','',12); where we have Font family or name, next is the '' where we can put I or B or U, etc. and then the font size. The problem with GetStringWith that I was having is that I was using the default font setting to measure my font when I needed to measure bold. To the Fix:

//Temporarily set the font to Bold.

//Now measure the text that needs to be measured;

$text_width = $pdf->GetStringWidth("Text To Be Measured");

//Now reset the font back to normal so the rest of the document isn't messed up.


I hope this helps someone else.