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Printing QGraphicsScene Font Size Issue

  • Very simple example. I've made a QGraphicsObject based class with the painter event as:

    void MyGfxObj::paint(QPainter *painter, const QStyleOptionGraphicsItem *option, QWidget *widget)
    	QRectF rect(10.0,10.0, 100.0,100.0);
    	QFont font("Arial");
    	painter->drawText(rect, "Test");

    And that renders fine on-screen. But when I try to render the graphics scene to a printer

    void MainWindow::print()
    	QPrinter printer(QPrinter::HighResolution);
    	QPrintDialog *dialog = new QPrintDialog(&printer, this);
    	if (dialog->exec() == QDialog::Accepted) {
    		QPainter painter(&printer);

    The text appears completely the wrong size (much bigger).
    Why isn't the text being scaled to the device correctly?

  • @Ni.Sumi I know how to get the metrics of the font, what I don't understand is why a 12pt font is rendered at over 72pt when printing

    To be explicit; why does .setPointSizeF(12.0) not result in a 12pt font when printing?

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  • I am also having this problem with Qt-5.8.

  • Easiest explanation would be a wrong dpi resolution. Dump printer.resolution() and check whether it makes sense for the printer you have. You can also try to change the DPI setting using printer.setResolution(dpi)

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