revPrintText function...

Jeanne A. E. DeVoto jeanne at runrev.com
Sun Aug 25 01:40:01 CDT 2002


At 11:17 PM -0700 8/24/2002, John wrote:
>In writing a printing handler, I prefer using the revPrintText
>function because it allows the use of the header and footer
>parameters. But, I'm having trouble formatting the textFont and
>textSize attributes. I first place the text into a field where I set
>the font, size, and color. Then, I put the htmlText of that field
>into a variable. When I look at the htmlText I see that it does not
>contain reference to the textFont, textSize, or textColor tags. When
>printed, it seems to print in the system's default settings - not the
>settings that I set for the field. I tried adding the font tags in my
>handler, but it still doesn't print in the font I specified. Is it
>possible to specify the font and size? If so, How?

There's a fourth parameter (undocumented in 1.1.1 because I didn't know
about it) that lets you specify a reference to a field you want to use as
the "base" field for its font attributes. For example, you can use the line

  revPrintText myText,myHeader,myFooter,the long ID of field "My Text"

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