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Topic: Embed SVG in PDFs (and the SVGAnnots plug-in)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 120397
From: Kontra
Date: 10/16/2004 12:56 AM


I have a few questions regarding embedding SVG in PDFs (and the SVGAnnots plug-in) – I have played around with Leonard Rosenthol's SVGAnnots plug-in "SVGAnnots", which is a “magic” tool for embedding SVG into PDF.

Some background: Right now, I’m developing a SVG browser-based design application for “design your own print ..” online – roughly speaking, it’s similar to SVGDraw, but much more sophisticated, with effects and so on. Anyhow, instead of using a traditional browser (like IE or Netscape) and Adobe SVG plug-in, I’m interested to embed “the SVG Application” direct in Adobe Acrobat and leverage on the “ImageViewer” (the SVG plug-in shipped with Acrobat 6).

Questions regarding “SVGAnnots”: Programs like “Adobe Photo Album” and Kevin Lindsey's “SVG in PDF Perl script" use “alternate presentation slideshows” feature introduced in Acrobat 6 …

* Has anyone figured out how the SVGAnnot plug-in actually work – what is happening under the “hood” – does it leverage on objects to embed SVG in PDF, or something else? Is “ImageViewer” a “player” or (just) a plug-in. I could no identify the “ImageViewer” among the “” (vnd.adobe.swname:MACR_FlashPlayer, ADBE_MCI Windows Built-In Player, RNWK_RealPlayer RealOne(tm), …).

* If the “ImageViewer” is a plug-in/player is it possible to make "inter document communication", via Javascript, between Adobe Acrobat the "ImageViewer" (/SVGAnnots)? (e.g. able to load external svg file or simply changing an attribute from Acrobat) If so, how, any example would help !?

Example – is this possible, somehow!?
SVG-file (within the ImageViewer): ...
From Acrobat: svgDoc.getElementById(“test”).setAttribute(“r”,20);

The adobe web site is fairly vague on issues regarding embedding SVG in PDFs, and I couldn’t find any good answer in the Acrobat JavaScript Multimedia Reference document either. If someone can recommends me some good references that might help me understand things with regard to SVG in PDF? Or can point me to some example scripts/tutorials etc. would be really great !!



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