[tex-live] possible problem with thumbpdf
heiko.oberdiek at googlemail.com
Wed Jul 7 21:59:12 CEST 2010
On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 09:51:21PM +0200, Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
> On 7 July 2010 Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 07, 2010 at 03:09:54PM +0100, Philip Taylor (Webmaster, Ret'd) wrote:
> > > Heiko Oberdiek wrote:
> > >
> > > >Then important objects for the perl script thumbpdf are hidden,
> > > >because compressed. In short, thumbpdf doesn't support compressed
> > > >objects. Thus either use \pdfobjcompresslevel=0 or don't use
> > > >thumbpdf. I don't have plans to extend thumbpdf, because supporting
> > > >compressed objects would require a complete rewrite of thumbpdf using
> > > >a PDF library. And I doubt the usefulness of thumbpdf nowadays, when
> > > >AR versions generate thumbnails on the fly very fast.
> > >
> > > Could "thumbpdf" itself perhaps specify "\pdfobjcompresslevel = 0\relax" ?
> > There are two PDF files that needs parsing by thumbpdf:
> > * the original PDF file to get the MediaBox.
> > * an internal PDF file with the thumbnail data.
> > The second case is fixed in version thumbpdf 3.11.
> > The first case can't (at least, thumbpdf.sty generates a warning),
> > but this case is less problematic, because thumbpdf uses a default
> > resolution in case of an unknown MediaBox.
> A quite convenient way to get the MediaBox is to use pdfinfo,
Unhappily it doesn't support pages with different MediaBox settings.
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