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Topic: Re: PostScript and Prologue.ps with Watermarks
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 58202
From: picax
Date: 5/29/2002 05:30 PM



En/Na p-pdf-developer Listmanager ha escrit:
>
> From: "Scott"
>
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>
> I would like to add a watermark to every page that I print using Distiller which does not cover the text of the document.
>
> I have managed to get the watermark to stamp each page however I cannot get it to appear behind the text of the document.
>
> Can someone suggest the syntax of how to do this ? My current code is below.
>
> Regards
>
> /Times-Bold findfont
> 50 scalefont
> setfont
> 200 380 moveto
> 30 rotate
> (Watermark) show
> showpage
>

Scott,

I advice you three solutions:

A. If you have the 'Adobe PostScript Printer Driver' installed, choose
the 'Watermarks' tab inside the 'Properties' printer button when you
print the document (select any PostScript printer of course).

B. With a simple programming code inside the 'Prologue.ps' file,
redefine the /showpage operator, and make a font 'outline' in red color
to minimize the text coverage (the 'false' watermark is over the page
contents):

/showpage {
gsave
1 0 0 setrgbcolor
/Times-Bold findfont
50 scalefont
setfont
200 380 moveto
30 rotate
(Watermark) true charpath stroke
grestore
showpage
} bind def

C. To make a 'true' Watermark is a project programming bigger. If you
are interested on this I have a tool called MD'AIGUA.PS PostScript
Applet. This Applet runs only with Acrobat Distiller 4.0 but makes a
true configurable Watermarks (font, color, position, rotation, vectorial
or image watermarks, etc.) in all or a selected pages (five pages at
same time in this Demo version). If you are interested in testing the
MD'AIGUA.PS Applet, let me now and I will send you this Demo tool.

I hope this can help you,


Marc Antoni Malagarriga
@:)

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