MBSDynaPDF hates mac generated PDFs

  1. 2 years ago

    Jay M

    17 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro Austin TX
    Edited 2 years ago

    I am working with the creation of a pdf document (an insurance policy). We "stitch together" a number of single pages pdfs and use the following to fill them

    call pdf.SetFont "Helvetica", pdf.ksfNone, In_Font_Size,true, pdf.kcp1252
    call pdf.SetFillColor &h000000
    call pdf.SetTextRect horizontal_tab,vertical_tab,in_width,in_height
    call pdf.WriteFText pdf.ktaJustify, in_text

    Here is the odd behavior. I can write text on almost any PDF. Except for ones that are created on my Mac (with any application). I can take any pdf from the wed and rename it to "target.pdf" and the Text rectangles appear. But If I use one created on any one of my 4 macs (yes I have tried them all ) they are blank.

    Both the 'base" pdfs and the results are here

    What does the mac do to create a pdf that differs from the norm?

    Looks like you first write your content and than import page on top of that.
    Just reverse the order.

  2. Christian S

    17 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    Maybe you better fix the subject to be less aggressive?

  3. Christian S

    17 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Germany

    I tried it here and see no problems so far on those PDFs.

    Maybe you email me a sample project.
    Maybe you do something special to draw on the back layer?

  4. Christian S

    17 Oct 2017 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, XDC Speakers, Third Party Store Answer Germany

    Looks like you first write your content and than import page on top of that.
    Just reverse the order.

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