in reply to Underline Text with PDF::API2

Hi there,

PDF::API2 confusingly has two text methods, one on PDF::API2::Page to get the text content, then a second on that PDF::API2::Content object to output the text. It's the second that takes the -underline => 'auto' option.

use strict; use warnings; use PDF::API2; my $font_size=10; my $pdf = PDF::API2->new(); #A4 Landscap + $pdf->mediabox('Letter'); my $page = $pdf->page; # font settings + my $fnt = $pdf->corefont('Helvetica',-encode => 'latin1'); my $boldfont=$pdf->corefont('Helvetica-Bold',-encode => 'latin1'); my $txt = $page->text(); my $top = 700; my $left_margin = 50; $txt->textstart; $txt->font($boldfont,$font_size); $txt->translate( 400, $top-65 ); $txt->text( "Trying to underline this sentence!", -underline => 'auto' ); $pdf->saveas('test.pdf');

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Re^2: Underline Text with PDF::API2
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 14, 2016 at 12:33 UTC
    Thank you, great help!