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Topic: embedding an image using pdfmarks
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 119337
From: amit_
Date: 9/28/2004 03:35 PM


I am trying to embed a jpeg image into a PDF produced by distilling a PS file. This image will be used for creating the appearance of a push-button [widget annotation].

My question is, how do I get the binary data of a jpeg image into the XObject's stream, using a pdfmark? The pdfmark standard [version 6, Page 17] mentions two methods for adding content to a stream:

1. [ {streamname} string /PUT pdfmark--- Can the binary contents of the image file be pushed through in a string? If yes, the content might imbalance the delimiting parenthesis of the string. Will escaping the parenthesis in the content with the backsslash '\' characters work?

2. [ {streamname} file /PUT pdfmark---This file is supposed to be a PS file object. Can somebody provide an example on using a PS file object in this context?


Quoting the standard from the same page.... "The resultant PDF object associated with the stream named object is always compressed
using a lossless method that can be specified in Acrobat Distillerís Adobe PDF Settings dialog."

Can this encoding of the stream data be turned off [maybe by embedding some params for distiller, in the PS file]?


I'll greatly appreciate any help that gets me going in the right direction. Thanks in advance...


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