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Topic: PDF 1.3: Page Content?
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 36820
From: chess
Date: 3/17/2002 12:59 PM

I am trying to develop a simple .NET utility to produce PDF files directly. This is my first endeavor with PDF files. I am not using a toolkit. I am taking my information and writing to a file. I have been using the PDF 1.3 specification as my technical specification guide. In general, I have found the documentation very straightforward. The hierarchy of the PDF file is very clear to me, but I am struggling with the contents of a page. The PDF 1.3 specification is great, but the Page Description (chapter 8) seems to explain what can be done from a command level, but not really the final syntax. For example, I know that ‘J’ defines ‘setlinecap’, but if I didn’t look at some other examples within the documentation, I wouldn’t have known that the number (the value) comes before the command (i.e. ‘2 J’). I was hoping someone could point me in the correct direction. I am looking to add text and graphics to my PDF files. Admittedly, I haven’t read the PDF 1.3 specification from cover to cover; therefore, this help might be as little as ‘look at chapter N you idiot’. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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