[poppler] Adobe Acrobat Printing Levels

Leonard Rosenthol lrosenth at adobe.com
Sun May 28 02:49:53 UTC 2017

AFAIK, the default has been “Document and Markups” for over a decade now (starting with Acrobat 8, IIRC).

But the reason these annots don’t print is that they don’t have any appearances – and that is what is used at print time.  


On 5/27/17, 3:40 PM, "poppler on behalf of Pablo Rodríguez" <poppler-bounces at lists.freedesktop.org on behalf of oinos at web.de> wrote:

    Dear list,
    I have a document (https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fpdf.ousia.tk%2Flink-annotation.pdf&data=02%7C01%7C%7C105c5f6eb17642a0085708d4a538f3d5%7Cfa7b1b5a7b34438794aed2c178decee1%7C0%7C1%7C636315111482171777&sdata=L012eQIXdGSAX3niKHhoJWUNolAF9RYbM12rSDWUmpQ%3D&reserved=0) which
    contains an link annotation such as:
        12 0 obj
          /Type /Annot
          /A 7 0 R
          /Border [ 0 0 .5 ]
          /C [ .6 .6 .6 ]
          /F 4
          /Subtype /Link
          /Rect [ 70.867 339.972 496.06 354.4 ]
    The annotation flag is set to Print (/F 4). evince-3.22.1 (using
    poppler-0.45.0) doesn’t print it.
    Acrobat doesn’t print it, but I think this is by a different reason.
    Besides the issue (which I would report later), I would like to
    understand why Acrobat doesn’t follow PDF32000_2008.pdf.	
    Acrobat sets four printing levels (copied from the link in the document
    quoted above):
      - Document contents.
      - Document contents and markings.
      - Document contents and stampings.
      - Form fields only. (This one is irrelevant here.)
    As far as I can remember (but I might be wrong) Acrobat didn’t print any
    annotation by default. Annotation printing had to be explicitly enabled.
    Is that right or what am I missing?
    Many thanks for your help,
    poppler mailing list
    poppler at lists.freedesktop.org

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