2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 18, 2006 1:26 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Director MX 2004: How to keep the text layout with printomatic

    Level 7
      Hi,

      I' using printomatic 1.7.3.0 and when I print the content of a text
      member, all the parameters of the text disappear (bold, size..).

      Is there a way to avoid this ?

      Thank you in advance.


        • 1. Re: Director MX 2004: How to keep the text layout with printomatic
          Level 7
          As I recall the simple printomatic printMember command uses the image of
          a text member, which should be preserving the styling, using the
          member().text extracts unformatted text, but does allow printomatic to
          print at full printer resolution, unlike a text member bitmap image.

          2 Strategies:


          Create a text parcer that reads the font, style, size of individual
          words in the text memer, converting the info to printomatic
          layout/formating form.

          Have an off stage scaled up version of the text member, whose image is
          sent to printomatic, the xtra crunches pixels together when images are
          scaled down on page, so feeding it a 2x or 4x size text member image
          make the effective print resolution 150 or 300 dpi.
          THe easiest case is where all the text is the same point size, a
          standardize prepareForPrint routine should be able to create a copy of
          the member, scale up the font size and the width of the member rect so
          the appearance of the line wrap points is preserved,
          • 2. Re: Director MX 2004: How to keep the text layout with printomatic
            Level 7
            Hi JB,

            Thanks for your anwser. Your second strategy sounds good, but how should
            I proceed to mulitply the height of my text member (x2 ou x4). I tried the
            following:

            member(x).width = member(x).width*2
            member(x).height = member(x).height*2

            ... but as you know, it only works for the width.

            Thank you again for your help !

            "JB" <lingoguy@sbcglobal.net> a �crit dans le message de news:
            lingoguy-64CD6A.12323014042006@forums.macromedia.com...
            > As I recall the simple printomatic printMember command uses the image of
            > a text member, which should be preserving the styling, using the
            > member().text extracts unformatted text, but does allow printomatic to
            > print at full printer resolution, unlike a text member bitmap image.
            >
            > 2 Strategies:
            >
            >
            > Create a text parcer that reads the font, style, size of individual
            > words in the text memer, converting the info to printomatic
            > layout/formating form.
            >
            > Have an off stage scaled up version of the text member, whose image is
            > sent to printomatic, the xtra crunches pixels together when images are
            > scaled down on page, so feeding it a 2x or 4x size text member image
            > make the effective print resolution 150 or 300 dpi.
            > THe easiest case is where all the text is the same point size, a
            > standardize prepareForPrint routine should be able to create a copy of
            > the member, scale up the font size and the width of the member rect so
            > the appearance of the line wrap points is preserved,