[Lazarus] FCL-PDF and RTF Support

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 9 13:30:39 CET 2016

On Fri, 9 Dec 2016, Leonardo M. Ramé via Lazarus wrote:

> El 09/12/16 a las 08:52, Graeme Geldenhuys via Lazarus escribió:
>> 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.
>> Regards,
>>   Graeme
> You are right Graeme, I'm looking for a way to add an RTF file to a PDF. 
> I need a report engine but I couln't find one that fit my needs.
> Currently I'm using LibreOffice in headless mode for some projects, but 
> this one cannot use it (because of memory constraints).
> Is there a way to get the fpReport source?.

I can send you a preview, if you want.


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