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pdfParameter (Type of variable)
In french: pdfParamètre
The pdfParameter type defines all the characteristics of the PDF file to be generated. The characteristics of this PDF file can be defined and changed using different WLanguage properties.
Remark: For more details on the declaration of this type of variable and the use of WLanguage properties, see Declaring a variable.
Example
// Display two full pages with scrolling and cover page
Params is pdfParameter
Params.Quality = iHighQuality
Params.Zoom = zoomFullWidth
Params.PageDisplayMode = dispTwoPage + dispEnableScrolling + dispWithCoverPage
iParameterPDF(Params)
iDestination(iGenericPDF)
iPrintReport(MyReport)
 
ShellExecute(iLastFile())
// Display a page with scrolling and set zoom to content
param is pdfParameter
param.Zoom = zoomFitVisible
param.PageDisplayMode = dispSinglePage + dispEnableScrolling
iParameterPDF(param)
iDestination(iGenericPDF, gsPDFName)
iPrintReport(RPT_Database)
 
ShellExecute(gsPDFName)
// Set page zoom to 100% and enable scrolling
param is pdfParameter
param.Zoom = 100
param.PageDisplayMode = dispEnableScrolling
iParameterPDF(param)
iDestination(iGenericPDF, gsPDFName)
iPrintReport(RPT_Database)
 
ShellExecute(gsPDFName)
Remarks

Properties specific to the description of pdfParameter variables

The following properties can be used to manage the settings of a PDF file:
Property nameType usedEffect
BookmarkBoolean
  • True if bookmarks are to be included in the PDF file. A bookmark is automatically defined for each page in the PDF file. Each bookmark has a name in the following format "Page <page number>" (e.g. "Page 1").
  • False otherwise.
ColorFormatInteger constantColor management in the PDF file:
  • pdfColor: Create a color PDF file.
  • pdfGrayscale: Create a black and white PDF file.
ModificationPasswordCharacter stringPassword used to allow a user to change properties of the PDF file.
OpeningPasswordCharacter stringPassword required to open the PDF file.
PageDisplayModeInteger constantPage display mode in the PDF reader. Corresponds to a combination of the following constants:
  • dispWithCoverPage: Sets the first page of the PDF file as cover page. The first page is displayed on the right when the page display is in 2-page mode.
  • dispEnableScrolling: Display with progressive scrolling: Displays pages in an uninterrupted vertical column occupying the width of one page. Scrolling can be enabled for both 1-page and 2-page display modes.
  • dispDefault (Default value): Default display.
  • dispTwoPage: Displays two pages side by side in the PDF reader.
  • dispSinglePage: Displays one page of the PDF file at a time in the PDF reader. Margins are not displayed.
ProtectionInteger constantsProtection options for the generated PDF file. Corresponds to the combination of the following constants:
  • Format options:
    • iPDFA or iPDFA1b: PDF in PDF/A-1b format. All the elements required to display or print the PDF file are included in the generated file. Therefore, the generated file is bigger.
      Remark: This format involves some limitations:
      • Transparency of images not supported.
      • OpenType fonts not supported.
      • Use of embedded fonts.
    • iPDFA3b: PDF in PDF/A-3b format. All the elements required to display or print the PDF file are included in the generated file. Therefore, the generated file is bigger. You can add different types of files to the PDF file, such as XML, CSV, word processing, spreadsheet, etc.
      Remark: This format involves some limitations:
      • Transparency of images not supported.
      • OpenType fonts not supported.
      • Use of embedded fonts.
  • Protection options:
    • iProtectionNone: No protection for the PDF file.
    • iProtectionComment: Prevents from adding or editing comments.
    • iProtectionPrinting: The PDF file cannot be printed.
    • iProtectionModification: The content of the PDF file cannot be modified.
    • iProtectionSelection: The content of the PDF file cannot be copied or extracted from the file.
QualityInteger constantColor and grayscale compression quality:
  • iAutomaticQuality: Automatically calculated quality.
  • iHighQuality: High compression quality.
  • iLowQuality: Low compression quality.
  • iMaximumQuality: Maximum compression quality.
  • iMinimumQuality: Minimum compression quality.
  • iAverageQuality: Average compression quality.
UnicodeBoolean
  • True if the PDF file contains Unicode characters,
  • False otherwise.
Android Not available.
VersionInteger constantVersion of the generated PDF:
  • iPDF14: File generated using PDF 1.4 (default).
  • iPDF15: File generated using PDF 1.5
  • iPDF16: File generated using PDF 1.6
  • iPDF17: File generated using PDF 1.7
ZoomInteger or Integer constantDefault zoom when the PDF file is opened:
  • Zoom value between 25% and 6400%,
  • zoomFitVisible: Zoom to display the page so that the text and images occupy the entire width of the view.
  • zoomDefault: Default zoom.
  • zoomFullPage: Zoom to display the whole page.
  • zoomFullHeight: Zoom to display the entire vertical space of the page.
  • zoomFullWidth: Zoom to display the entire horizontal space of the page.
  • zoomActualSize: Zoom at 100%.

WLanguage functions that use pdfParameter variables

iParameterPDFDefines the options for the generated PDF file.
PDFAddWatermarkAdds a watermark to all or some pages of an existing PDF file.
PDFAddImageAdds an image to a page in an existing PDF file.
Minimum version required
  • Version 27
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