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Hi experts,

About the title, Let say i have a sentence with fonts and size set and I want to place the sentence in the centre of the page. How do i design the algorithms to do that?

I tried calculated page width and then half the page width but the first character of the sentence starts from the (page_width/2) position.

Dim centre As Single = Convert.ToSingle((e.MarginBounds.Width) / 2)
 Dim title_font As New Font("Impact", 45, FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, 18)
e.Graphics.DrawString("Printed a Line on page " & ass & i.ToString, title_font, Brushes.Black, centre, 50)

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omegaomega earned 2000 total points
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Hello, aaxen,

Try the example in the attached snippet.  

Cheers,
Randy

        Dim TextToPrint As String = "Printed a Line on page... etc. etc."
        Dim title_font As New Font("Impact", 45, FontStyle.Bold, GraphicsUnit.Pixel, 18)
        Dim WidthOfString As Single = e.Graphics.MeasureString(TextToPrint, title_font).Width
        Dim WidthAvailable As Single = e.MarginBounds.Width - WidthOfString
        Dim StartingPosition As Single = e.MarginBounds.Left + WidthAvailable / 2
        e.Graphics.DrawString(TextToPrint, title_font, Brushes.Black, StartingPosition, 50)

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by:aaxen
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Hi randy,

Thanks alot with the code it works.
Guess Measure string is the thing that i need
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