[pdftex] How to use \pdfsetmatrix

David Carlisle davidc at nag.co.uk
Tue Apr 23 15:15:01 CEST 2013

On 23/04/2013 13:57, Patrick Gundlach wrote:
> Hi,
> I don't understand how to use \pdfsetmatrix.
> ------------
> \documentclass{article}
> \begin{document}
> \pdfsave\pdfsetmatrix{5 0 0 5}\rule{1cm}{1cm}\pdfrestore
> \end{document}
> ------------

I think you need to put the restore at the same place as the save:

\rlap{\smash{\pdfsave\pdfsetmatrix{5 0 0 5}\rule{1cm}{1cm}}}\pdfrestore

on the grounds that if an \rlap and and \smash don't solve it, it's not 
a real problem....


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