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February Developer Newsletter

Printer Driver Tips - How to Programmatically Reset the Settings of the Printer Driver

(New PDF SDK Continued from page 2)

 bitmap), that the programmer can save to any image format.

 14 standard fonts and some of the embedded font types are supported such as (TrueType, Type1 and Type1C (Compact Font Format))

 Get an image from PDF pages.

 The following compressions are supported for streams: FlateDecode, LZWDecode, ASCII85Decode

 The following compressions are supported for images: DCTDecode, CCITTFaxDecode, RunLengthDecode, FlateDecode, ASCII85Decode

 Paths (draw shapes, diagrams, vector images)

 Operator categories: Graphics state, Path, Text, Font, Color

 Objects: Path object*, Text object, XObject objects (Image object, Form object)


The PDF SDK Pro will have some constraints in the first release:

Audio and video content are forbidden.

Javascript and executable file launches are prohibited.

All fonts must be embedded and also must be legally embeddable for unlimited, universal rendering.

Colorspaces specified in a device-independent manner.

Encryption is disallowed.

Use of standards-based metadata is mandated.


See the March news letter for more details on the Impact PDF SDK Professional.

* Path meaning in the PDF terminology is:

"Paths define shapes, trajectories, and regions of all sorts. They are used to draw lines, define the shapes of filled areas, and specify boundaries for clipping other graphics."

(PDF Reference fifth edition)