February 1st, 2013, 04:30 AM
Text on screen and print preview
Hi all, after so many years.
I must take an old MFC project in VC++ 6.0 and make changes.
The problem is text size in screen is different from size in print preview.
for example with this font
And this text
f50.CreateFont(100,0,0,0,FW_BOLD,0,0,0,DEFAULT_CHARSET,OUT_DEFAULT_PRECIS,CLIP_DEFAULT_PRECIS,DEFAULT_QUALITY,FF_DONTCARE,"Frutiger LT Std 45 Light");
and with MM_LOMETRIC map mode
s=_T("Let's try to calculate the size of this text");
GetTextExtent() returns me:
On screen: (1595,99)
Ink printer + print preview: (1589,100)
PDFCreator + print preview: (1580,100)
*** is happening here? comparing with screen size the height is bigger but lenght is smaller. I don't understand.
I can understand that different printers process the fonts in different way and then to have different lenghts. That's not the problem. The problem is I need to simulate in screen the same behaviour i will have on printer because these texts are being aligned in the document, and I don't want to see that the text si aligned different in text than in paper.
What can I do to render the text on screen with the same size I will have on the printer? Print preview is doing it. Should I change the font parameters? is something related with pixels per inch? I don't see it.
can anybody help me?
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