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Topic: Re: Path and transparency (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 138108
From: LeonardR
Date: 8/18/2005 03:23 AM

At 07:16 PM 8/16/2005, p-pdf-developers Listmanager wrote:
>O.K. sorry, here is the actual code, apologies for the quality but
>at the moment it is really just a prototype. The actual pdf is a
>state tax form. The intent is to trace a standard grid over the
>form, nudge it into alignment and then be able to snap the widget
>annotations to the grid.

OK - sounds reasonable...

>Like I said, I have a debug setting that traces all path segments
>(it helps to distinguish a path from text underline) and it does
>trace the grid, so the path seems to be there and correct. But the
>code below seems to mask the entire content without redrawing the page.

Looks perfectly fine to me :(.

I don't see anything there that's out of the ordinary (well,
other than missing error handling ;). You set up a valid ExtGState
(though not necessary if you aren't actually using transparency - and
you're not, since you are only doing a stroke and it's set to 1.0),
then create your color and path and do the ops.

And this is failing in Acrobat 6 or 7? (or both?)


Leonard Rosenthol
Chief Technical Officer
PDF Sages, Inc. 215-938-7080 (voice)
215-938-0880 (fax)

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