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19th Mar 13

APP/3B2 PDF Layers

Technology preview of PDF Layers support was released with APP V11 M030 for frames with plans to extend this to blocks in the near future. PDF watermarks and Alt text are now possible, cool! This JS sample code creates a PDF layer and a frame which the layer property is assigned to. var layer; layerDef […]

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31st Jan 13

fJSPrinterFunctions

You may have noticed the new JavaScript Print driver in APP V11 M020. This is an interesting development that used some FOM ‘fJSPrinterFunctions’ with the driver to build a customised output of the formatting process in your desired order and mark-up. Whether you have input XML or non-well formed data inputs this could be useful […]

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18th Dec 12

APP JS Function hyphenation exception dictionary

From V11 M020 you can now specify a JavaScript function as an exception dictionary. The JS will return a string containing lists of priorities that specify when the hyphenator is allowed to break or not break. This enables some very clever pattern matching options and much greater control over the hyphenation than standard exception dictionaries […]

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14th Sep 12

APP transparency & opacity with PDFlib

If you use transparency / opacity in your work in images, Version 11’s direct PDFlib driver supports the handling of these using the drivers image passthrough option and works with giff, png and imported PDF pages. If you need alternate text in your PDF output, V11 tagged PDF facility can provide this also.

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21st Jun 12

APP raster import resolution

A new Version 11 feature came to our attention recently that enables you to set the default import resolution for different graphic types. Normally APP takes a ‘best guess’ from the information it has on the raster content and does not always get it right! The new preference can be set with the macro [fdpref […]

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