Flatten Watermarks, Headers, Bates Numbers

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Flatten Watermarks, Headers, Bates Numbers

Post by RMan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:14 am

Is there any way to flatten things like the Watermarks, Headers and Footers, Bates Numbering?

It would be really great if these features had an option to create as Content Items like the Add Image because the dialogs really work well for users but the users still think that it has to be flattened to be secure.

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Re: Flatten Watermarks, Headers, Bates Numbers

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:45 am

Hello RMan,

Watermarks, HaFs and BNs are Content Items - they are XForms with the data you have specified. You can open the content panel and see for yourself or chose the Edit Content to select them.

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Re: Flatten Watermarks, Headers, Bates Numbers

Post by RMan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:00 pm

Thanks. Is there a somewhat easy way to convert them to base content objects though instead of XForms? The customer would like it to where someone would have to use a content editing tool to remove it and not just use the Manage Watermarks.

I'm basically being too lazy to use the addText or addImage and calculate all of the size and location parameters to match up how your watermarks do work.

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Re: Flatten Watermarks, Headers, Bates Numbers

Post by Sasha - Tracker Dev Team » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:45 pm

Hello RMan,

There are two ways to remove the Pagemarks indication:
1) Go to PDF Structure and remove Piece info of the needed objects. This will result in complex code structure and also a possibility to corrupt the PDF if you don't know what you are doing and we won't do it for you.
2) Catch the XForm adding event and then move the content from the XForm to the page. This will also require even greater coding that you would normally do by using addText/addImage as you would have to position it just as you would with these methods.

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