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Prepares features for output to PDF by providing a convenient interface to set the scale and location of features on a page.

A single PDFPageFormatter transformer is intended to format one page of a PDF document. Using multiple PDFPageFormatter transformers will allow writing to the same PDF document.

Each input port is represented by one or more boxes on the page labelled with the port name. Features are scaled and centered preserving aspect ratio when they are placed in the appropriate box on the PDF page.

If more than one feature enters the same input port, the scaling and centering will be calculated based on the aggregate bounds of the input features. The features will be written to the PDF in the order they entered the input port.



Page Layout

Page Object Locations

Page Object Properties

When editing the properties of any page object, the properties dialog offers the following options that apply specifically to this object and the subsequent frame to be created on the page in the resultant PDF.

Page Object

Object Placement

Specifies the group of four parameters to define the extents of the page object in page units. These initially reflect the current values of the page object bounds and will resize the page object on the canvas if changed.

Input Feature Processing

Usage Notes

To remove an unused input port, delete its associated location box in the Edit Page Object dialog (right-click and select Delete). Alternatively, in the Workspace Navigator, double-click the Page Objects property of the transformer. In the Parameters dialog, select the input port and click the delete icon ().

Editing Transformer Parameters

Using a set of menu options, transformer parameters can be assigned by referencing other elements in the workspace. More advanced functions, such as an advanced editor and an arithmetic editor, are also available in some transformers. To access a menu of these options, click beside the applicable parameter. For more information, see Transformer Parameter Menu Options.

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