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Topic: Re: COde for PDF creation
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56665
From: kt
Date: 5/29/2002 05:20 PM

>From: "Mac"
>I got this code from the examples of PDF files in Appendix A:
> Example PDF Files of the PDF Specification.
> 2 0 obj
> <<
> /Type /Outlines
> /Count 0
> >>
> endobj
> 3 0 obj
> <<
> /Type /Pages
> /Count 1
> /Kids [4 0 R]
> >>
> endobj
> 4 0 obj
> <<
> /Type /Page
> /Parent 3 0 R
> /Resources << /ProcSet 6 0 R >>
> /MediaBox [0 0 612 792]
> /Contents 5 0 R
> >>
> endobj
> 5 0 obj
> << /Length 35 >>
> stream
> Place page marking operators here
> endstream
> endobj
> 6 0 obj
> [/PDF]
> endobj
> xref
> 0 7
> Where does this code go? In a text editor? PDF Writer file? and does it
>need to be compiled...? what extension does the file containig this code
>has? As far as I'm concerned
> this code is meaningless if I don't know where it goes!! Please help


This is what a PDF file looks like inside. The code you gave, incidentally,
is incomplete and won't suffice as a standalone file. I presume you meant
only to show an excerpt.

A PDF file like the one shown is ASCII and can be created with a text
editor. It should have an extension of .pdf. The code is not a script nor
something to be compiled. It is just tagged content, like HTML only using
postfix notation and custom tags.

The PDF Spec is not easy reading but will tell you everything you need to
know about PDF files. It is as Aandi said the ultimate authority and only
real guide to the format.

Kas Thomas


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