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PDF Tables

Checking out the latest improvements

Issue: 21.1 (January/February 2023)
Author: Marc Zeedar
Author Bio: Marc taught himself programming in high school when he bought his first computer but had no money for software. He's had fun learning ever since.
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It's been ages since I've talked about PDFs in Xojo, so we should revisit them, right?

Today we're going to explore PDF tables, which I haven't written about, and look at the latest additions to the table feature which lets you merge cells, making for far more powerful and useful tables.

A Simple Table

In xDev Magazine, we often use tables in our articles. They're a great way to show important lists of information for the reader.

To recreate those in a PDF, I traditionally had to convert them to a graphic using Xojo code I'd written. That works, but it's not the highest quality as the pictures are fixed resolution. Having Xojo draw the tables in the PDF is far better as they're resolution-independent.

So let's start with this simple table I snagged from xDev 16.1 (five years ago, for those doing the math). You can see how it appeared in the magazine in Figure 1.

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