Burning Annotations To a PDF

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SJackson
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Burning Annotations To a PDF

Post by SJackson » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:05 pm

Hi,

I have added the GDProViewer to my .NET project and am able to view my PDFs and add annotations, edit annotations, save the annotations to XMP (actually I save the data to a stream and this is stored in a database field), I can load the annotations back and everyting is fine up until this point.

I have the requirement to export images from the system. If the image has annotations (unburned - retrieved from the database) then I need to ensure that the exported PDF contains the annotations / redactions burned into the PDF. Currently this is not happening for me.

The code I have is this

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 If Me._viewer.GDProControl.GDProViewerControl.GetAnnotationCount() > 0 Then
                                'Burn into temp file
                                Me._viewer.GDProControl.GDProViewerControl.BurnAnnotationsToPage(True)
                                Me._viewer.GDProControl.GDProViewerControl.SaveDocumentToPDF(dialog.FileName)
                            End If
Where the dialog.FileName is the name of the file to be exported as entered into the SaveFileDialog window.

If I open the resulting exported PDF there are no annotations burned into the file. I guess I am doing this completely wrong. Can anyone point me in the correct direction please?

Forgot to mention the version (according to Control Panel Add Remove is 8.2)

Regards

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Re: Burning Annotations To a PDF

Post by Loïc » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:27 pm

Hello,

We need more information:

- Could you provide a standalone application or a snippet that reproduces your problem ? (take care to remove license information)
- What is the returned value of the BurnAnnotationsToPage() & SaveDocumentToPDF() functions ?

Kind regards,

Loïc

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Re: Burning Annotations To a PDF

Post by SJackson » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:18 pm

Hi,

Thanks for the reply.

The code I posted above is a snippet of the problem. I add my annotations, can see them on the screen. I then want to burn them to the image which I do with the above code.

The returned value of BurnAnnotationsToPage(True) is OK {0}
The returned value of SaveDocumentToPDF() and SaveDocumentToTIF() are both OK {0} but neither image when opened in their native viewer (Adobe X or Windows Image Viewer) contains the annotations.

Are there any other steps I need to do?

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Re: Burning Annotations To a PDF

Post by Loïc » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:26 pm

Hi,

Please try with our latest version: http://www.gdpicture.com/download/downl ... urenet.php

It should work but if the problem still persists I need a standalone app that demonstrate the problem. I can't do anything with only one line of code.

Kind regards,

Loïc

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