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PS_SHOW_BOXED(3)	   Library Functions Manual	      PS_SHOW_BOXED(3)
       UWE STEINMANN 2003Uwe SteinmannApril 20,	2006;

       PS_show_boxed --	Output text in a box

       #include	<pslib.h>

       int  PS_show_boxed(PSDoc	 *psdoc, char *text, float left, float bottom,
       float width, float height, const	char *hmode, const char	*feature)

       Outputs a text in a given box. The lower	left corner of the
       box  is	at (left, bottom).		   If the height is set	to 0.0
       the box will become		  as tall as needed to contain all the
       text.  If		feature	is set to blind	no		  text
       will be output but the is  set  as  usual.  This	 can  for  example  be
		      used  to calculate the box height	needed to comprise all
       text or in		 order to determine how	much text fits into  a

		      Line  breaks  will be inserted where	       needed.
       Multiple	 spaces	 are  treated  as  one.	 Tabulators  are  treated   as
		      spaces.	The   parameter	  hmode	  can	be  "justify",
		      "fulljustify", "right", "left", or "center". The differ-
       ence  of	 "justify"		   and	"fulljustify" just affects the
       last line of the	box. In	fulljustify		   mode	the last  line
       will be left and	right justified	unless this is also		   the
       last line of  paragraph.	 In  justify  mode  it	will  always  be  left

       The  text  will be hyphenated if	the parameter		     "hyphena-
       tion"  is  set  to  "true"  and	the  parameter	"hyphendict"  contains
		      a	 valid filename	for a hyphenation file.	The line spac-
       ing is taken		   from	the value "leading". Paragraphs	can be
       separated  by  an  empty			line  just like	in TeX.	If the
       value "parindent" is set	to value > 0.0		      then the first n
       lines  will be indented.	The number of indented lines		    is
       set by the parameter "numindentlines". In order	to  prevent  indenting
		      of  the first m paragraphs set the value "parindentskip"
       to a positive		    number.

       The output of PS_show_boxed can be configured		 with  several
       parameters    and    values    which    must   be   set	 with	either
		      PS_set_parameter(3)  or		      PS_set_value(3).
       Beside  the parameters and values		which affect text out-
       put the following parameters and	values are		  evaluated.

       leading (value)
		 Distance  between  baselines  of   two	  consecutive	lines.

       linebreak (parameter)
		 Set  to  "true"  if  you want a carrige return	to start a new
					    line instead of treating it	 as  a
		 space.	Defaults to "false".

       parbreak	(parameter)
		 Set  to  "true" if you	want a carrige return on a single line
					    to start a new  paragraph  instead
		 of treating it	as a space.				   De-
		 faults	to "true".

       hyphenation (parameter)
		 Set to	"true" in order	to turn	hyphenation on.	This  requires
					     a	dictionary  to be set with the
		 parameter		 "hyphendict".		      Defaults
					       to		      "false".

       hyphendict (parameter)
		 Filename of the dictionary used for hyphenation pattern  (see

       hyphenminchar (value)
		 The  number  of chars which must at least be left over	before
					    or after the hyphen. This  implies
		 that only words of at least				   two
		 times this value will be hyphenated.  The  default  value  is
					       three.  Setting a value of zero
		 will result in	the default value.

       parindent (value)
		 Set the amount	of space in  pixel  for	 indenting  the	 first
					     m	lines of a paragraph. m	can be
		 set with the value				   "numindent-

       parskip (value)
		 Set  the  amount  of extra space in pixel between paragraphs.
					    Defaults to	0 which	will result in
		 a normal line distance.

       numindentlines (value)
		 Number	 of  lines  from the start of the paragraph which will
					     be	 indented.  Defaults   to   1.

       parindentskip (value)
		 Number	 of  paragraphs	 in  the  box  whose  first lines will
					    not	be indented. This defaults  to
		 0.	  This	     is	      useful	   for	    paragraphs
					       right after a  section  heading
		 or	   text	       being	    continued	    in	     a
					       second box. In  both  case  one
		 would set this	to 1.

       linenumbermode (parameter)
		 Set  how  lines are to	be numbered. Possible values are "box"
					    for	numbering lines	in  the	 whole
		 box	      or	 "paragraph"	     to		number
					       lines  within  each  paragraph.

       linenumberspace (value)
		 The space for the column left of the numbered line containing
					       the    line     number.	   The
					     line  number will be right	justi-
		 fied	     into	 this	      column.	      Defaults
					       to			   20.

       linenumbersep (value)
		 The space between  the	 column	 with  line  numbers  and  the
					      line   itself.  Defaults	to  5.

       Text is hyphenated if  the  parameter  "hyphenation"  is	 set  to  true
		   and a valid hyphenation dictory is set. pslib does not ship
       its own		      hyphenation dictionary but uses one  from	 open-
       office,	scribus	or koffice.		    You	can find their dictio-
       naries for different languages in one of	 the		     following
       directories    if    the	   software    is		    installed:
		      /usr/lib/scribus/dicts/,	      or	/usr/lib/open-
       office/share/dict/ooo/.		       Currently  scribus  appears  to
       have the	most complete hyphenation		 dictionaries.

       Number  of  charactes  that  could  not	be written. This function will
		   also	set the	value "boxheight" to the actual	height of  the
       box.  This		 enables you to	put several boxed beneath each
       other and keep the propper		 line spacing.


       This manual page	was written by Uwe Steinmann <>.



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