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Programming with Quartz by Philip Schneider, Bunny Laden, David Gelphman

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Chapter 13 Opening and Drawing PDF Documents

Adobe Systems introduced Portable Document Format (PDF) and the corresponding PDF imaging model in 1993. Since its introduction, PDF has grown in both popularity and capabilities. The power of the PDF imaging model and the fact that PDF has evolved into a de facto standard are some of the reasons why Apple adopted PDF as the native graphics format for Quartz.

Because of the close relationship between Quartz and the PDF imaging model, Quartz natively supports the drawing of PDF documents into any Quartz context. This support includes PDF documents created with Quartz itself, as well as those created by other PDF creation tools. The ability to treat a page from an arbitrary PDF document just like any ...

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