Adds a block of HTML styled text to the current page.




TextID = Doc.AddHtml(Text [, ChainID])



Name Type Description
Text String The HTML to be added to the page.
ChainID Long The Object ID of a previously added text block. If this parameter is supplied, then the contents of the Text parameter are ignored.
TextID Long The Object ID of the newly added Text object.




Adds a block of HTML styled text to the current page.

This method works in a manner similar to the AddText method, but it allows you to add multi-styled text by inserting simple HTML tags. A listing of supported tags is given in the HTML Styled Text section of the documentation.

You can chain together multiple HTML blocks so that text flows from one to the next. To do this, you need to first add a block of HTML. Then add multiple new HTML blocks each time passing in the ID obtained from the previous call.

When no more text is available, the AddHtml method will return zero. Alternatively, you can query the Truncated property of the Text object before adding a new item to the chain.

This method returns the Object ID of the newly added Text object. If no text could be added, then zero is returned. This will happen if a zero length string was supplied or if the rectangle was too small for even one character to be displayed.

Typically, you will get a return value of zero if your text was too large to fit in your Rect or if the Pos was at the end of the Rect.

Text styles for the entire HTML content are determined at the point at which the first item in a text chain is created. This means that varying document styles will not affect the way in which subsequent items in the chain are displayed.

For an example of chaining, see the Text Flow Example.

Note that there is no requirement that blocks be organized in a linear chain. That means that you can use the same ID as the ChainID parameter to multiple calls to this method. If you wish, you can create trees of HTML blocks, flowing text from a chain head through multiple display areas on your document.




The following code adds some HTML styled text to a document.

Set theDoc = Server.CreateObject("ABCpdf10.Doc")
theDoc.FontSize = 72
theDoc.AddHtml "<b>Gallia</b> est omnis divisa in partes tres, quarum unam incolunt <b>Belgae</b>, aliam <b>Aquitani</b>, tertiam qui ipsorum lingua <b>Celtae</b>, nostra <b>Galli</b> appellantur."
theDoc.Save "c:\mypdfs\docaddhtml.pdf"