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Re: Specifying source region for fo:external-graphics

From: Tony Graham <Tony.Graham@MenteithConsulting.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 10:14:26 +0000
To: www-xsl-fo@w3.org
Message-ID: <87vdv3x0fx.fsf@menteith.com>

On Mon, Nov 03 2008 17:56:17 +0000, sl@aquin.com wrote:
> I'm looking for a way to embed single pages of a pdf-document into a
> xsl-fo-document. This can be done with the fo:external-graphic. However, I
> want to embed only a part of the pdf-page. Is there a way to specify the
> region of the source-image (or pdf-page in my case) that should be embedded?


It is in the current XSLT 2.0 requirements draft [2].

If it, or any other aspect of the requirements, is important to you, you
should complete the requirement survey [3] so the XSL FO subgroup can
gauge what is important to people.

> Or is it possible to preprocess the pdf I want to embed in some way so that
> the parts of the page I don't want to embed are croped?

There's probably lots of ways.  The one that I am most familiar with is
"convert" from the ImageMagick project [1].  It can probably slice and
dice your PDF in more ways than you thought possible.


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[1] http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/WD-xslfo20-req-20080326/#N66967
[3] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/xslfo20requirements/
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