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

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Chapter 14 Creating and Examining PDF Documents

The last chapter discussed how to open and draw existing PDF documents. The PDF discussion continues in this chapter by showing how to use Quartz to create new PDF documents. Working with PDF in this way is straightforward because Quartz uses the PDF file format as its graphics metafile format. Creating a PDF document from Quartz drawing captures virtually all of the original drawing without lossy data compression and without down-sampling (unless required to conform with the PDF specification). Line art graphics, images, text drawing, drawing of existing PDF pages, and path- and image-based clipping can all be represented with their full fidelity in PDF documents created by Quartz.

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