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Thread: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

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    Question How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    I'm trying to write bar codes to a word file using a font. The problem is, what I usually use to write to files is the PrintWriter class, but it does not allow fonts.

     
                    File file = new File("path\\Test.rtf");
    		if(file.exists())
    			file.delete();
     
     
    		try {
    			file.createNewFile();
    		} catch (IOException e) {
     
    			JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Invalid path", "Error", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);
    		}
     
    		FileWriter fw;
    		try {
    			fw = new FileWriter(file);
    		} catch (IOException e) { 
    			JOptionPane.showMessageDialog(null, "Invalid path", "Error", JOptionPane.ERROR_MESSAGE);
     
    			return;
    		}
    		PrintWriter output = new PrintWriter(fw);

    I use the output object to write to the file but there is not a PrintWriter.setFont() method


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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    I don't know that the java se classes write rtf control characters. There are third party packages that might do what you want.

    Have you done an Internet search?
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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    Ya, I've searched for it but all that came up were questions about how to set font to a .txt file.

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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    Did you find any third party packages that write rtf files? Does the Apache project do it?

    EDIT: I just did a search and found this Java SE class: RTFEditorKit
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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    The class doesn't look like it can print in a different font though, the only thing that shows up when you search the class summary page for font is in the nested classes, not any methods.
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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    It looks like the write() method will write out to a file the contents of a Document where the Font etc has been set.
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    Default Re: How to write to a rtf file in a specified font

    Thanks for the help, though now my boss wants me to print directly from the application

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