Inserting line breaks into PDF


Question

I'm generating some PDF file on the fly using PHP. My problem is I need to insert line breaks in some part of the text that will be inserted in the PDF file. Something like:

$pdf->InsertText('Line one\n\nLine two');

So it prints:

Line one

Line two

I know \n doesn't work on PDF, but do you guys know any character or something that represents a line break on these files?

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8/28/2014 3:31:19 PM

If you are using fpdf, in order to be able to use line breaks you will need to use a multi-line text cell as described here.

If you use this, then line breaks in your text should be interpreted and converted correctly.

Just a quick example:

$pdf->Multicell(0,2,"This is a multi-line text string\nNew line\nNew line"); 

Here, 2 is the height of the multi-line text box. I don't know what units that's measured in or if you can just set it to 0 and ignore it. Perhaps try it with a large number if at first it doesn't work.

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5/15/2009 7:34:25 AM

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