[XeTeX] [tex-live] -dAutoRotatePages=/None in the distiller_template

Hironobu Yamashita h.y.acetaminophen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 01:39:49 CET 2015

> ... It would seem, from what Hironobu-san
> has said, that neither XeTeX not (x)dvipdfm(x) support the /rotate (or
> /Rotate) primitive that Adobe Acrobat inserts when one asks it to rotate
> a PDF ...
> ** Phil.

That's right. And it's not only Adobe Acrobat that inserts /Rotate (uppercase)
in PDF rotation: for example,
pdftk in.pdf cat 1-endsouth output out.pdf
inserts /Rotate 90. Mac OS X Preview.app is similar.

When pdf tool developers implement pdf rotation, addition of /Rotate may
be the easiest way: there is no need to interpret pdf completely! And also
it is reasonable that users choose rotating pdf before including it into TeX,
therefore insertion of /Rotate occurs frequently.
Most of pdf viewers can understand /Rotate, so they show pdf in proper
orientation. However, current XeTeX and xdvipdfmx cannot understand
/Rotate in pdf. This is the problem.


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