[poppler] What does "linearized" mean?

Leonard Rosenthol leonardr at pdfsages.com
Tue Dec 6 03:09:40 PST 2005

At 04:10 AM 12/6/2005, Brad Hards wrote:
>I've been looking at a test doc (I plan to commit it it into the top level
>test module when I can get over my "cvs commit: promotable lock failed.")
>problem that has a Linearized element at the start:
>7 0 obj <</Linearized 1/L 12283/O 10/E 6809/N 1/T 12102/H [ 636

         OK - Looks fine from here...

>Poppler returns true for isLinearized().
>pdfinfo returns yes for "optimized"
>Acrobat 7 says "Fast Web View: no"


         Does the document have any update tables 
(eg. multiple xrefs)?  Such a thing would invalidate the linearization.

         Also, are you using 7.0, 7.0.3, 7.0.5 or 
7.0.7?  7.0 had a bug with recognizing certain types of linearization tables...


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