I am able to sucessfully modify “SetLineWidth” value using the code sample
provided in ContentTweakingSample.cs (from the 0.1.0 Alpha build) – it
works fine in 0.1.2 release as well for SOME pdf files.
My problem is that I get PDF files from many different sources and created
by different drivers or applications – and I cannot find the UNITS of the
LineWidth value. The content of these PDF files are complex CAD drawings,
not just text. I tried the page dictionary object, “UserUnits” but it is
useless, it is not defined for many PDF’s and the adobe spec confirms it is
optional as of version 1.6.
The UNITS of setLineWidth.Value is not at 1/72” points for many PDF files
I have prepared a proof of concept to extract all unique linewidths
(basically the stroke value) from a PDF and see the following examples
Line Thickness Detected for : test1.pdf
In this case it is 1" in file = 407.5 units in PDF, or 1 unit in Linewidth
value equals 1/407.5”
Line Thickness Detected for : test2.pdf
In this case it is 1" in file = 600 units in PDF, or 1 unit in Linewidth
value equals 1/600*
Line Thickness Detected for : test3.pdf
In this case it is 1" in file = 72 units in PDF (the PDF default units), 1
unit = 1/72”
My question is – I need to set minimum linewidth to a known value – using
1/72” for conversion fails on many PDF files for the above reason.
How Can I detect the user units of the page or the linewidths (stroke)
that has been used and set it consistently to a desired minimum ?
Thank you for any help
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