[pdftex] Clipping graphics

Heiko Oberdiek oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de
Fri Sep 13 13:28:38 CEST 2002

On Fri, Sep 13, 2002 at 11:51:19AM +0200, Stéphane Mancini wrote:

> I would like to know why, while clipping a pdf page to view
> only a part of it, the whole page is kept in the produced pdf.

It is the easiest way. The page do not need to be interpreted.

> Is there a way not to embed the whole page and just keep what's in the 
> viewport ?

pdfTeX is not a PDF interpreter, so it does not understand
the contents of a page object and therefore embeds the full

Yours sincerely
  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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