[pdftex] SVG into PDF

James Quirk jjq at galcit.caltech.edu
Tue May 5 14:02:00 CEST 2009

On Tue, 5 May 2009, Orlando Camargo Rodríguez wrote:

> Michael: I believe the problem is not with the inclusion but with the
> visualization. Acrobat Reader 6.0 for Windows included a plugin for the
> visualization of SVG inside PDF documents, which was excellent: you
> could prepare a nice animation in SVG, include it in your latex document
> and play it with Acrobat Reader (I did that myself). Unfortunately,
> after Adobe bought Macromedia they seem to end their support for SVG, so
> the plugin was not included in later versions of the reader. I guess
> that now we would need an SVG to Flash converter... ;-) 
Adobe's FLEX compiler, mxmlc, automatically converts SVG 
assets so that they can be displayed in a SWF. There are
however some restrictions e.g. SMIL and animation are not supported.
For details, see:



> Best regards 
> Orlando Camargo Rodríguez 

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