I'm dealing with a situation where I have a
Phrase added to a
The title in black is where iText is placing the text of the
Phrase within the
ColumnText. The title in pink is the desired placement. Is there anything I can do to tell iText not to put any space between the top of the highest glyphs (D and Z in this case) and the top of the
Please take a look at the ColumnTextAscender example:
In both cases, I have drawn a red rectangle:
rect.setBorder(Rectangle.BOX); rect.setBorderWidth(0.5f); rect.setBorderColor(BaseColor.RED); PdfContentByte cb = writer.getDirectContent(); cb.rectangle(rect);
To the left, you see the text added the way you do. In this case, iText will add extra space commonly known as the leading. To the right, you see the text added the way you want to add it. In this case, we have told the
ColumnText that it needs to use the Ascender value of the font:
Phrase p = new Phrase("This text is added at the top of the column."); ColumnText ct = new ColumnText(cb); ct.setSimpleColumn(rect); ct.setUseAscender(true); ct.addText(p); ct.go();
Now the top of the text touches the border of the rectangle.
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