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Re: [Swftools-common] if you could specify PDF optimization and settings

From: Joshua Sutherland
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] if you could specify PDF optimization and settings for the cleanest PDF2SWF conversions ..
Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 16:22:34 -0400 (EDT)

Thanks so much for the response.

We did the following and this appears to resolve our issues and we are back on track.

In Acrobat Pro > save as > Adobe PDF Files (optimized) click "settings" button.
in PDF optimizer change the pull down for "Make Compatible" to Acrobat 4.  save.   (previously files where acrobat 7 format)

we then changed the command line to convert PDFs to SWFs to the following:
 pdf2swf -t -z -f -T 9 -F ../../Fonts/  sci_sun_te_1.3.pdf -o sci_sun_te_1.3/sci_sun_te_1.3_%.swf

we removed -s poly2bitmap.

thanks everyone and have a great weekend.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Kramm" <address@hidden>
To: address@hidden
Sent: Friday, August 7, 2009 7:33:54 AM GMT -05:00 US/Canada Eastern
Subject: Re: [Swftools-common] if you could specify PDF optimization and settings for the cleanest PDF2SWF conversions ..

On Thu, Aug 06, 2009 at 11:00:10AM -0400, Joshua Sutherland <address@hidden> wrote:
> We did a few tests based on the above settings, and we started
> receiving badly balanced softmasks/transparency groups errors, we then
> tried coversion with -s poly2bitmap, which now allows the full multi
> page PDF to convert, but we start seeing issues in outputted SWF
> beyond minor artifacting and pixelation. Such as weird looking
> background coversions of imagery, drop shadows not converted
> correctly, some text areas appear to be covered over by opaque
> rectangles.

Sounds like that these are all xpdf issues, particularily with
softmasks and transparency groups.

I hope that there's a new official xpdf release soon. Derek did a
lot of work into fixing issues like this, and his prerelease versions
work much better with most of these features.

If you can't wait, consider getting an xpdf support contract.

> Anyways, I was hoping someone could either confirm or suggest what is
> the Ideal PDF to be converted via PDF2SWF.

Since all of your issues are with variations of transparency, consider
reconverting your PDFs to PDF 1.2 or PDF 1.3.

> many thanks and I apologize that my 1st post in a few years being so long.

Well, welcome back! :)


Joshua Reed Sutherland
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