Setting parameters for PDF Creation (Absolute PDF & Sonic PDF Server only)

This section describes the meaning of the parameters shown on the Tickets Settings Properties dialog (Fig. 11).

Page Setup

Page Rotation options: off (manually), individually (Page by page) and Collectively by File (Whole file)

Output PDF resolution setting: 8 options

ASCII 85 encoding selection – ASCII 85 is a encoding standard. Used in Postscript, ASCII85 is more space efficient than MIME base 64.

Page size selection - standard or custom, both can be showed and operated in 3 kinds of unit: Inches, MMs or Points

Page content scaling from 1%-100%

Page orientation - use can select only when Auto-Rotate pages sets to off

Compression
Text compression

Color images compression

Downsample: 4 options - sample methods

Resolution: 10-2400 dpi,

Compression: 5 options - compression algorithms

Quality: applicable only when compression is set to JPEG

Greyscale images compression - similar to color images compression

Monochrome images compression - similar to color images compression, but compression options are different and no quality option

Will add JBIG and JPEG200 options when they are available

Font/Color
4 options, 2 for font and 2 for color – For fonts options, these features are Adobe PDF Specifications’ switches or parameters; for color options, there features are color handling algorithms or methods.

Display
Viewer Preferences, 7 options – are features defined in Adobe PDF Specifications

Page layout, 4 options – are also features defined in Adobe PDF Specifications

Open Action – set up open PDF file at certain page #(page 1 to the count of the PDF pages, if the value is greater that the page count, sonic pdf will automatically set it to page count) and certain zoom status(12 options)

Watermark
Supports text type watermarks - page #, header, footer, …

Select predefined watermark: five predefined watermarks

Opacity setting

Select if only apply to first page

Select if watermark to be applied as background

Advanced: A dialog which can change watermark settings - text, font, size…

Watermark type: page number, text and image. Now only support the first two and cannot be changed

Properties are described in the Table 2.

 

Table 2.

 
Page Number
Text (including Text, Header, Footer, Confidential)

Text
N/A
Maximum 256 characters

Format
5 options
N/A

Font
Support 14 standard font
same

Size
8 to 72
same

Color
Depends on Windows system
same

Style
Normal, Bold, Italic and Bold Italic
same

Angle
0 – 360 degree
same

Position
9 options, not support user define now
same