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Re: Another preview - people just kept asking for this


This is a great new feature, especially if combined with the searcheable
text, currently I plot as Postscript then run ps2pdf on Linux but if I can
save an extra command and get searcheable schematics that's great.

Still some way to go, figured I'd give it a hard test and this is what it
rendered like on my Android phone using Adobe Reader. There was no page
border or schematic info at any zoom, but zoomed out those lines off the
screen didn't draw.

Thanks for your efforts.

On May 1, 2012 5:45 PM, "Lorenzo Marcantonio" <l.marcantonio@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

> While studying for native postscript text I was hit by a revelation...
> And so now we have *native PDF generation* (and there was much rejoicing).
> Seriously on launchpad and even by private mail people kept asking for a
> way to export a PDF without using a distiller or a virtual printer... in
> fact it isn't actually difficult, since the PDF model is like postscript
> less the programming stuff (plus an object reference system).
> Anyway I did this. It's a plotter class derived from PS_PLOTTER which can
> actually do the same things (excluded bitmap output, I didn't study that
> yet...). Derived as in class PDF_PLOTTER : public PS_PLOTTER to be clear.
> Results seems to be good. I tested the result with xpdf and a newer
> poppler application.
> Attached is a sample file for testing and comments (code not ready for
> release yet)
> --
> Lorenzo Marcantonio
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