Introduced in the 1995 ANSI M[UMPS] Windowing Application Programmer's Interface standard.
This function returns a number that indicates which substring of the value specified as a parameter will fit in the specified space when reproduced in a specific font.
SET TXT="This text needs to be printed."
This means that $EXTRACT(TXT,1,14) will fit in the space of 100 points.
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It is part of a book by Ed de Moel that is published under the title "M[UMPS] by Example" (ISBN 0-918118-42-5).
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