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Mailing Labels

Mailing Labels

Mailing Labels

(OP)
I would like to use 12pt Arial for mailing labels for a client. Unfortunately, some of their records have extra long fields that get truncated. I would like to either be able to resize the font on the fly to fit or somehow determine a reasonable limit of characters for each field. Since I'm using a proportional font, I'd prefer to use the pixel length rather than a number of characters. Is there some function or other mechanism to help?

RE: Mailing Labels

Look at the TXTWIDTH() and FONTMETRIC() functions - they can help to get it close.

Rick

RE: Mailing Labels

(OP)
Thanks.

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