ms at artcom-gmbh.de
Thu Jun 14 15:22:45 CEST 2001
On 2001-06-14 12:17:46 +0200, Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> At 11:05 14.06.2001 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> >Wouldn't it make more sense to use the ArtBox? We are "placing
> >the content of a page in another application" (p. 526f of pdfref
> >1.3), aren't we?
> * /MediaBox is known in all PDF versions and is required.
> Why to use funny values? With translation and size of
> the BoundingBox the user can load the file in a pdf viewer
> and check, whether it is correct.
This is o.k. for "interactive" use. It can hit you in the face in
> * /ArtBox is optional and a PDF-1.3 feature. The default
> is the value of the CropBox, whose default is the value
> of the MediaBox. With the correct (see above) MediaBox
> adding the ArtBox with the same values would be a waste,
> it is already implicitly given.
Still: If there is an /ArtBox, it (and not the /MediaBox) should
> * pdfTeX does not know the /ArtBox.
This can be fixed. :-)
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