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Topic: Page orientation and applying Batch footers
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 124547
From: versteeg
Date: 12/28/2004 09:20 PM

After applying a batch footer / header, some pages randomly contain wrongly orientated headers/footers, for example in stead of the bottom of the page on the left margin.

If I understand it correctly, the reason for this is the following:
When you scan a page into pdf format, the page is stored with a set of coordinates describing the details on it. This is also true when you distill a page. Adobe pdf maintains these coordinates as a page description.

When you rotate a page it doesn't actually change the coordinates determining where on the page text and graphics are located. Instead it attaches an instruction to the reader to make the saved rotation of X degrees (90, 180, 270) upon display. However the page's basic coordinates remain unchanged as originally created. The rotation is only a saved view not an actual page reformatting.

When you use a batch header/footer/annotation program it applies the header or footer information using Adobe pdf coordinates to each page. This results in a footer that jumped to the top or side of the page. The batch program gave it general coordinates which it applies to the base page and not the saved view. If a document contains random pages with this issue, part of the pages will have wrong footers.

Now for a solution:
Is there a way to store the updated coordinates as the basic coordinates?
Or a way to let the batch program use the view coordinates instead of the general coordinates?

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