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From jonathan wood <jonathanshaww...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: OK to rescale SVG in PDF by changing just width and height values?
Date Wed, 21 Jul 2010 18:37:04 GMT
Hi Joe,

  Be aware that some illustrator versions ( < CS3?) can drop viewBox's upon
export.  This may only be true for automated exports via javascript, I don't

If you are looking to add to a command line toolkit for your automated
document creation, you might look into using XSLT to modify the w/h values.
Xalan is packaged with Batik.



On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM, Joe Pairman <joeyp2008@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> On Wed, Jul 21, 2010 at 8:15 PM,  <thomas.deweese@kodak.com> wrote:
> > Hi Joe,
> >
> > Joe Pairman <joeyp2008@gmail.com> wrote on 07/21/2010 03:20:49 AM:
> >
> >> Thanks for the tip, Jonathan. I tried a couple of test cases and it
> >> seems the default is fine for that.
> >
> >    Just a word of caution that this will only work if the document
> > has a viewBox attribute.
> Thanks. That's good to know. It *seems* that SVGs exported from
> Illustrator always have a viewBox, but I'll check.
> >> I have a follow-up question. Is it possible to use Batik via the
> >> Windows command line to change the width and height values by a
> >> certain percentage?
> >
> >     I'm not aware of a way to do that.  You can set the width and
> > height from the command line but you can't change them by a percentage.
> >
> >> I read that the transcoder could change these
> >> values, but all the information I can find so far concerns the
> >> transcoder API; not anything directly accessible via the command line.
> >
> >    If you run the rasterizer with no arguments it should print help text.
> I should have explained more clearly. I actually want to change the
> width and height values in the source SVG, as I'm using the SVG
> directly in PDFs. If Batik (from the command line) offered either a
> way to scale those by a certain percentage, or at least to get the
> original values and then change them, that would be very helpful. But
> it's looking like I need to use another tool.
> I'm using the rasterizer to convert the same SVGs for web output, not
> PDF. I just thought that as I need Batik for that, it would be neat if
> I could also use Batik to edit the source SVG for PDF output.
> Cheers,
> Joe
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