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Thank you, Douglas - multiple containers it is then. All the best, Keith ----- Original Message ---- From: Douglas Davidson <email@hidden> To: Keith Blount <email@hidden> Cc: email@hidden Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 9:34:19 PM Subject: Re: Splitting an NSAttributedString across different NSRects of a given size On Jun 30, 2008, at 1:19 PM, Keith Blount wrote: > I am creating a view for printing index cards that basically takes > an array of attributed strings and prints each one on a 5 x 3 card. > However, if an attributed string is too long for one card, I want to > wrap it across two cards or more (however many it takes). This is > where my brain-deadness comes in. What's the best way of doing this? > That is, what is the best way of seeing how many NSRects of a given > size it takes to fit one attributed string, and the range of > characters for each rect? The only thing that has come to mind is > using an NSLayoutManager with multiple text containers, creating a > new text container each time the layout manager finishes layout out > a text container if layout is not complete (i.e. using the same > method you would use for a multiple page view, a la TextEdit). I > suppose I could use one text view, set at 5 x 3 inches, for the > drawing, swapping in and out the text containers as necessary... But > this seems a heavy-handed approach > for a view that is only for printing and that will never be used for > editing. Is there a simpler method, something blindingly obvious > that I'm overlooking? Using multiple text containers would be the standard way of doing this. It might also be possible to lay out your text in a single very long, 5" wide container, and go through it line by line figuring out how many lines would fit in each container, but that could end up being more work than just using multiple containers; the two techniques also might differ if there's a possibility of hard page breaks. Douglas Davidson _______________________________________________ Cocoa-dev mailing list (email@hidden) Please do not post admin requests or moderator comments to the list. Contact the moderators at cocoa-dev-admins(at)lists.apple.com Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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