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/* $Id: dot_leaders_with_tabs.java,v 1.6 2013/01/15 14:06:46 stm Exp $

 * Dot leaders with tabs:

 * Use leaders to fill the space defined by tabs between left-aligned and

 * right-aligned text, such as in a table of contents.

 *

 * Place a Textflow representing a table of contents. In each line, the table

 * of contents contains tabs between the text entry and the corresponding

 * page number. The space defined by the tab will be filled with the

 * characters specified as leaders.

 *

 * Required software: PDFlib/PDFlib+PDI/PPS 9

 * Required data: none

 */

package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.text_output;


import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;

import com.pdflib.pdflib;


public class dot_leaders_with_tabs

{

    public static void main (String argv[])

    {

        /* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */

        String searchpath = "../input";

        String outfile = "dot_leaders_with_tabs.pdf";

        String title = "Dot Leaders with Tabs";

       

        pdflib p = null;

       

        int font, tf = -1;

        String result;


        /* Option list for placing the Textflow:

         * "ruler=100%" defines a tab position of 100% of the width, e.g. at

         * the right border of the text box.

         * "hortabmethod=ruler" specifies to use the tab positions defined

         * with "ruler".

         * "tabalignment=right" defines the tabs to be right-aligned.

         * We use the default leader character ".". To specify another

         * character(s), use the "text" suboption of the leader option, e.g.

         * "leader={text={+ }}" for defining the sequence "+ " as leaders.

         */

        final String optlist = "fontname=Helvetica fontsize=12 " +

            "encoding=unicode leading=160% ruler=100% " +

            "hortabmethod=ruler tabalignment=right";


        final String text =

            "<alignment=left>Introduction<leader={alignment={grid}}>" +

            "\t7<nextline>" +

            "<alignment=left>Chapter 1<leader={alignment={grid}}>" +

            "\t25<nextline>" +

            "<alignment=left>Chapter 2<leader={alignment={grid}}>" +

            "\t107<nextline>" +

            "<alignment=left>Chapter 3<leader={alignment={grid}}>" +

            "\t219<nextline>" +

            "<alignment=left>Appendix<leader={alignment={grid}}>\t240";

           

        try {

            p = new pdflib();


            p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");


            /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */

            p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");


            if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)

                throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());


            p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");

            p.set_info("Title", title + " $Revision: 1.6 $");

           

            /* Load the font */

            font = p.load_font("Helvetica-Bold", "unicode", "");

            if (font == -1)

                throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

           

            /* Create a Textflow */

            tf = p.create_textflow(text, optlist);

                if (tf == -1)

                    throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

       

            /* Loop until all of the text is placed; create new pages

             * as long as more text needs to be placed.

             */

            do {

                p.begin_page_ext(0, 0, "width=a4.width height=a4.height");


                /* Place a text line with a title */

                p.setfont(font, 18);

                p.fit_textline("Table of Contents", 50, 740, "");

               

                /* Place the Textflow with the table of contents */

                result = p.fit_textflow(tf, 50, 600, 500, 700, "");


                p.end_page_ext("");


                /* "_boxfull" means we must continue because there is more text;

                 * "_nextpage" is interpreted as "start new column"

                 */

            } while (result.equals("_boxfull") || result.equals("_nextpage"));


            /* Check for errors */

            if (!result.equals("_stop")) {

                /* "_boxempty" happens if the box is very small and doesn't

                 * hold any text at all.

                 */

                if (result.equals("_boxempty"))

                    throw new Exception("Error: Textflow box too small");

                else {

                    /* Any other return value is a user exit caused by

                     * the "return" option; this requires dedicated code to

                     * deal with.

                     */

                    throw new Exception("User return '" + result +

                        "' found in Textflow");

                }

            }


            p.delete_textflow(tf);


            p.end_document("");


        } catch (PDFlibException e) {

            System.err.print("PDFlib exception occurred:\n");

            System.err.print("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname()

                    + ": " + e.get_errmsg() + "\n");

        } catch (Exception e) {

            System.err.println(e.getMessage());

        } finally {

            if (p != null) {

                p.delete();

            }

        }

    }

}