Among the many improvements added to PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 is support for Graphics.Transparency as well as support for the alpha value in the color…
Added to PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 is the ability to create PDF Forms (aka AcroForms) in your PDFs. This means that it is possible to add the following Form controls to a PDF: PDFButton, PDFTextField, PDFTextArea, PDFCheckBox, PDFRadioButton, PDFPopupMenu, PDFComboBox, PDFListBox
Among the major enhancements made to the images support in
PDFDocument in Xojo 2021r3 release, in addition to transparency support, alpha channel support, and the new way the data is codified in the resulting PDF stream (no more DCTEncoding), we’ve also tackled an issue with images not being as sharp as they should have been.
The PDF Template is not a new feature, but it received a shine in Xojo 2021r3. What’s a PDFDocument template or why would you use them? Let’s look at a couple of scenarios where them are useful including storage, saving time and visual PDF editors.
Since its first appearance in Xojo 2020r1, one of the most demanded features for
PDFDocument has been the ability to add Table Of Content entries. With Xojo 2021r3 that’s now possible, and pretty straightforward! Continue reading and I will show you how.
Xojo 2021r2 brings more enhancements, new features and a bunch of bug fixes to the PDFDocument class. Among these, probably the most important is the arrival of PDFDocument for iOS. But you’ll also find new features like adding annotations and links to your PDFs, new PDF viewer options and the ability to jump to a specific page in a PDF.
The popular PDF support and features introduced last year in Xojo 2020r1, have gained several improvements and bug fixes in today’s release. Now, with Xojo 2021r1, Xojo’s PDF support include a set of new Graphics features that will continue to be expanded more in future releases.
One of the trickier things when dealing with PDF document creation is typography. By default, the PDF typography handling in Xojo’s PDFDocument class includes the “standard 14“, 14 typefaces you can use freely without requiring them to be included as part of the document itself. This guarantees a very important thing: any user can open and view that PDF document as it was created, without the text suffering from typography substitution, style lost, variations in kerning and tracking, etc. The standard 14 include Times, Courier, Helvetica, Symbol and Zapf Dingbats.