The main reason why vector formats are generally not supported in pdf
applications is because the vectors are not embedded as the raster =
but have to be converted into pdf graphic primitives like moveTo and =
Add to this the layer processing, text and filling. Suddenly you =
that raster is a walk in the park compared to vector graphics.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shankar Narayanan.K,ASDC Chennai
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2001 5:32
> To: Paulo Soares; itext-questions@...
> Subject: RE: [iText-questions] Vector File
> Bad Luck.....Basically I want to avoid the resolution and quality =
> so typical in rasters.Thats why I am going for vectors.It is not =
> that the format must be .DXF when I embed it into PDF.I hope if i can
> convert that DXF again into JPEG or PNG so that the appearance of the =
> will look like a vector but internally the format will be JPEG or PNG
> which iText understands.
> -----Original Message-----=20
> From:=A0=A0 Paulo Soares [SMTP:psoares@...
> Sent:=A0=A0 Wednesday, September 26, 2001 9:29 PM=20
> To:=A0=A0=A0=A0 'Shankar Narayanan.K,ASDC Chennai';
> Subject:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 RE: [iText-questions] Vector File=20
> The lack of vector file support in iText is something that I want to =
> care of but the day has only 24 hours. There are WMF parsing in java =
> license is GPL and the same applies to DXF. I'm tempted to write a =
> parser but that's something to appear in the end of the year, at =
> Best Regards,=20
> Paulo Soares=20
> > -----Original Message-----=20
> > From: Shankar Narayanan.K,ASDC Chennai=20
> > [SMTP:shankar_narayanank@...
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2001 13:39=20
> > To:=A0=A0 itext-questions@...
> > Subject:=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 [iText-questions] Vector File=20
> > Hi List,=20
> > =A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0=A0 I want to embed a map in vector file format =
(PolyLine) into the=20
> > PDF document.Can somebody tell me if iText is capable of =
> > vector file format.,say (DXF,DWF etc)?=20
> > Regards,=20
> > Shankar=20