dvipdfmx: g option and non-link annotations

Shunsaku Hirata shunsaku.hirata74 at gmail.com
Thu May 2 08:36:45 CEST 2019

Hi Joseph,

> It would be beneficial if the g option would apply only to link
> annotations, or if there were a link-specific version of the same
> option. Is this a possibility?

It's possible to distinguish link annotations from others and then
to apply g option setting only to them.
However, it would be better handled to apply g option setting
only to annotations created by dvipdfm bann/eann (and html)
specials, where annotation rectangle is automatically determined
as a bounding box of text inserted between bann/enn pair.
(which is often a tight box sorrounding text)
As for other annotations created by dvipdfm pdf:annot special,
annotation rectangle must be explicitly specified by users, so it
is natural to think that g option value is not applied to them.

I think it is reasonable to change the dvipdfmx behavior so that
it applies g option value only to annotations created by dvipdfm
pdf:bann/eann and html specials although it is not dvipdfm
compatible behavior.

I'll consider implementing it.

Shunsaku Hirata

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