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By: Tony Cheng - spcheng7

Problem when output to HTML

2004-03-03 02:59

I have a report which contains a table. There are five columns inside the table. The string inside the cell would be much longer than the width of each cell.

My problem is : I have already set stretchType="RelativeToTallestObject". It is prefect when I output a PDF file. All the text would be wrapped and it looks great.

But when I output a HTML file, the cell would expand and make the table expand too.

 

How can I solve this problem in order to make the HTML would wrap the text just like PDF file ?

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

By: Teodor Danciu - teodord

RE: Problem when output to HTML

2004-03-07 06:12

 

Hi,

 

The problem is that HTML content will never render

exactly like PDF.

This is obvious when it comes to text wrapping.

If you have a long word, it will wrap OK in PDF,

but in HTML it won't wrap and rather force the width

of the table cell.

This is probably why PDF is a

"Portable Document Format" and HTML is not.

 

I hope this helps.

Teodor

 

 

 

 

 

By: Tony Cheng - spcheng7

RE: Problem when output to HTML

2004-03-07 19:49

Hi Teodor,

 

Thx for your reply. But, does u mean that this problem cannot be solved ? Actually I have tried to modify the "fonts" sample' html in the jasperreports-0.5.2-projectjasperreportsdemosamplesfonts. If I increase the length of text, the text can be wrapped.

I have noticed that the html which text cannot be wrapped used "colspan" in the <td> of the table cell. I want to ask whether I can tell jasperreport not to use colspan ?

Thank you for your help

 

Tony

 

 

 

 

By: David Lim - aberrant80

RE: Problem when output to HTML

2004-03-07 22:38

If you look at the JRHtmlExporter class, you'll notice that it's quite impossible to set that. Given that JasperReports is aimed at producing reports in multiple formats, it's actually not very logical or easy to give much customisation options for just one of the formats.

 

You could try to delve into the source code and derive something that does what you want though.

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