[Lazarus] FCL-PDF and RTF Support

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Fri Dec 9 12:52:44 CET 2016

On 2016-12-09 11:02, Leonardo M. Ramé via Lazarus wrote:
> Hi, does anyone know if there's RTF support for FCL-PDF?. Anyone working 
> on this?.

Please explain what you mean by that - RTF support?

fcl-pdf is a PDF generator library, nothing more. It does what it says
on the tin, with the API available to it (as per the PDF 1.3 specs).
It's not a report engine, layouting engine etc. So it doesn't do text
layouting (alignment, text inside a shape, text on a curve etc.) But, it
does output text (and other graphic elements) where you tell it to, and
how it should look and in what font.

eg: In the upcoming fpReport engine I do text layouting (doing all the
line calculations and word positions in the report engine), and then
simply pass that information to the PDF report renderer, which in turn
tells fcl-pdf where to render want text.


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