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Thread: Change Font/Orientation for jTextArea print

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    Default Change Font/Orientation for jTextArea print

    I wish to print the content of a JTextArea. I know I can do this with textarea.print().
    However, I wish to print in a different font, font size and orientation from that of the JTextArea itself. I have been able to change the orientation by setting print attributes
    PrintRequestAttributeSet printAttributes =
    new javax.print.attribute.HashPrintRequestAttributeSet ();
    printAttributes.add(javax.print.attribute.standard .OrientationRequested.LANDSCAPE);
    and then using the textarea.print() method that allows me to set attributes. However, I haven't found any way to set the font and font size. Any Ideas?


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    Default Re: Change Font/Orientation for jTextArea print

    Welcome to the forum! Please read this topic to learn how to post code in code or highlight tags and other useful info for new members.

    Rather than printing the contents of the text area directly, obtain the text area's contents as a String and pass that to code that will configure it or the printer's settings as needed, and then print it.

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    Default Re: Change Font/Orientation for jTextArea print

    Your solution implies that I must do all the pagination and formatting that the JTextArea print method does for me. All I want to do is to change the Font & Size and use the supplied JTextArea print routine with minimal additions.

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