[NTG-pdftex] [ pdftex-Feature Requests-573 ] add \ArtBox to pages

Tue Jul 25 03:04:26 CEST 2006

```Feature Requests item #573, was opened at 2006-06-20 05:32
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Submitted By: Alexei Gilchrist (alexei2)
Assigned to: Martin Schröder (oneiros)

Initial Comment:
Hi,

Is it possible to add an \ArtBox entry to the pages
produces by pdftex (with a tight boundingbox)? This
way the output of pdftex could be used as input into
other progs that use pdf such as a pdf annotating
tool. At the moment latex -> dvips -E -> dvitopdf
seems to be the only way.

thanks,  Alexei

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>Comment By: Alexei Gilchrist (alexei2)
Date: 2006-07-25 01:04

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By "tight" I mean a boundingbox that contains just the
added ink on a page, not the page bounding box. This way
the output could be used by other programs that don't
assume that TeX will be the final step in the production
process.

Imagine generating a latex equation as a pdf, then wanting
to place that equation somewhere on a graph generated by
other means - if you know a tight bounding box around that
equation then it's pretty easy to place the pdf object in
the right place. If all you've got is the page dimensions
then it's pretty hopeless.

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Comment By: Martin Schröder (oneiros)
Date: 2006-07-24 21:55

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