Set Inter-Character Spacing for Text in PDF | VBScript and VB6ByteScout PDF SDK

Set Inter-Character Spacing for Text in PDF | VBScript and VB6

IntercharacterSpacing.vbs:

VB
' This example demonstrates how to change the intercharacter spacing.

' Create Bytescout.PDF.Document object
Set pdfDocument = CreateObject("Bytescout.PDF.Document")
pdfDocument.RegistrationName = "demo"
pdfDocument.RegistrationKey = "demo"

Set comHelpers = pdfDocument.ComHelpers

' Add page
Set page1 = comHelpers.CreatePage(comHelpers.PAPERFORMAT_A4)
pdfDocument.Pages.Add(page1)

Set canvas = page1.Canvas

Set font = comHelpers.CreateSystemFont("Arial", 16)
Set brush = comHelpers.CreateSolidBrush(comHelpers.CreateColorGray(0))
Set stringFormat = comHelpers.CreateStringFormat()

' Standard spacing
stringFormat.CharacterSpacing = 0.0
canvas.DrawString_4 "Standard intercharacter spacing 0.0", (font), (brush), 20, 20, (stringFormat)

' Increased spacing 
stringFormat.CharacterSpacing = 1.0
canvas.DrawString_4 "Increased intercharacter spacing 1.0", (font), (brush), 20, 50, (stringFormat)

' Reduced spacing
stringFormat.CharacterSpacing = -0.75
canvas.DrawString_4 "Reduced intercharacter spacing -0.75", (font), (brush), 20, 80, (stringFormat)

' Save document to file
pdfDocument.Save("result.pdf")

' Open document in default PDF viewer app
Set shell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
shell.Run "result.pdf", 1, false