[luatex] pdfpages and lualatex?

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Thu Dec 16 21:16:56 CET 2010

On Thu, 16 Dec 2010, Paul Isambert wrote:

> The PDF reference indeed states that an attribute (as they call it) is
> inherited if it is omitted in a Page object, but not that if it exists
> with missing entries those will be inherited. Which is fine for most
> attributes, but the Resources contain so many things that it'd be nice
> indeed if you could specify, say, Font in Pages and XObject in Page.

it would also give slightly smaller PDF files, but when one makes these
attributes global, the size of PDF files resulting from embedding PDF
files of this type may be larger than needed as one has to carry lots of
global resources over that are unneeded for some single embedded page.
Maybe your distinction Font/XObject would give some balance. Or better
keep the granularity, no idea.

> Anyway one can still devise a PDF reader that wouldn't abide by the
> PDF reference and would instead perform merging of Resources... Kind
> of show Adobe who's the boss when they make stupid decisions :)

...needs buggy PDF files for testing :-)

Regards, Hartmut

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