# How to center text on Card?

I am having trouble center aligning text on a card for a Zebra ZXP Series 3 using the Card Printing SDK.

I found in one of your examples codes how to center a barcode for the Card. But how can I center text for a card?

For example, for a barcode its:

// Barcode Drawing---------------------------------------------------

int rotation = 0; // origin lower left and no rotation

int barcodeType = 0; // Code 39

int barcodeWidthRatio = 2; // narrow bar = 2 dots, wide bar = 5 dots

int barcodeMultiplier = 2; // {2..9}

int barcodeHeight = 75; // 75 dots

int textUnder = 1; // true

string barcodeData = "123456789";

//To calculate the full length of a Code 39 bar code:

//L = [(C+2) (3R + 7) - 1] X Where

//L = Length of bar code

//C = Number of characters

//R = Ratio of wide-to-narrow bars

//X = Number of dots times 0.0033 inches per dot (0.08847 mm per dot); for the 5:2 ratio, X = Dots times 2

//See ZXP3 SDK Manual for the forumulas used to calcuate the length of other barcode types.

// Calculate the length of the barcode

int C = barcodeData.Length;

double R = 5.0 / 2.0;

int X = 2;

int length = (int)((C + 2) * (3 * R + 7) - 1) * X;

int startX = (int)Math.Floor((CARD_WIDTH - length) / 2.0); //Center barcode horizontally

int startY = (int)Math.Floor(((CARD_HEIGHT - barcodeHeight) / 2.0) + barcodeHeight); //Center barcode vertically

// Sends Barcode data to the Monochrome Buffer

if (DrawBarcode(startX, startY, rotation, barcodeType, barcodeWidthRatio, barcodeMultiplier, barcodeHeight, textUnder, _asciiEncoder.GetBytes(barcodeData), out errValue) == 0)

{

msg = "Printing DrawBarcode Error: " + errValue.ToString();

return;

}

But how and where can i find the formula for centering a label / text on a card??? It says it's in the manual but it isn't can someone please provide this formula?