[Scribus] Hybrid pdfs

Benjamin Huot benjaminhuot
Wed Jun 7 02:25:52 CEST 2006

At least one Mac application does the same - Intaglio


On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 01:25 +0300, Riku Leino wrote:
> avox wrote:
> > PLinnell wrote:
> > > I think in theory it could be done via 'optional content' in PDF 1.5.
> >
> > AFAIK "optional content" is something else (layers).
> One can just add separate objects unconnected with the pdf content or marked 
> content annotating the graphics object in a PDF content stream. Says in the 
> PDF ref. 5th edition page 18. Little more from there: PDF provides means for 
> applications to store their own private information in a pdf file. This 
> information can be recovered when the file is imported by the same 
> application, but it is ignored by other applications. Therefore, PDF can 
> serve as an application's native file format while it's documents can be 
> viewed and printed by other applications. 
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