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Re: how to scale text to a bounding rectangle?

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  • Subject: [mg110401] Re: how to scale text to a bounding rectangle?
  • From: Alexei Boulbitch <alexei.boulbitch at iee.lu>
  • Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2010 05:41:20 -0400 (EDT)

Hi, Michael,

try this:

Manipulate[

 Framed@Pane[Graphics[Text[Style["ABcdEG", n]]], {m1, m2}, 
   Alignment -> Center],

 {n, 10, 30}, {m1, 50, 200}, {m2, 20, 200}]

and play with parameters to chose those fitting your needs.
Have fun, Alexei




How can I automatically scale Text[] to fit into a bounding rectangle of 
a size that I specify?

For instance, I can get a pretty close result here, but it is not 
perfect (the text doesn't touch the bottom edge of the rectangle), and 
"36", {0,0}, and {-1,-1} are all numbers I had to find through trial and 
error:

Graphics[{
   FaceForm[], EdgeForm[Black],
   Rectangle[{0, 0}, {100, 10}],
   Text[Style["Hello", 36], {0, 0}, {-1, -1}]
   }
  ]


Thanks,

Michael


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