PDF::API2::Lite(3) lite pdf creation


$pdf = PDF::API2::Lite->new;
$img = $pdf->image('some.jpg');
$font = $pdf->corefont('Times-Roman');
$font = $pdf->ttfont('TimesNewRoman.ttf');


$pdf = PDF::API2::Lite->new
$pdf->page $width,$height
$pdf->page $llx, $lly, $urx, $ury
Opens a new page.
$pdf->mediabox $w, $h
$pdf->mediabox $llx, $lly, $urx, $ury
Sets the global mediabox.
$pdf->saveas $file
Saves the document (may not be modified later) and deallocates the pdf-structures.
$font = $pdf->corefont $fontname
Returns a new or existing adobe core font object.


    $font = $pdf->corefont('Times-Roman');
    $font = $pdf->corefont('Times-Bold');
    $font = $pdf->corefont('Helvetica');
    $font = $pdf->corefont('ZapfDingbats');
$font = $pdf->ttfont $ttfile
Returns a new or existing truetype font object.


    $font = $pdf->ttfont('TimesNewRoman.ttf');
    $font = $pdf->ttfont('/fonts/Univers-Bold.ttf');
    $font = $pdf->ttfont('../Democratica-SmallCaps.ttf');
$font = $pdf->psfont($ps_file, [%options])
Returns a new type1 font object.


    $font = $pdf->psfont('TimesRoman.pfa', -afmfile => 'TimesRoman.afm', -encode => 'latin1');
    $font = $pdf->psfont('/fonts/Univers.pfb', -pfmfile => '/fonts/Univers.pfm', -encode => 'latin2');
$egs = $pdf->create_egs
Returns a new extended-graphics-state object.


    $egs = $pdf->create_egs;
$img = $pdf->image_jpeg $file
Returns a new jpeg-image object.
$img = $pdf->image_png $file
Returns a new png-image object.
$img = $pdf->image_tiff $file
Returns a new tiff-image object.
$img = $pdf->image_pnm $file
Returns a new pnm-image object.
Saves the state of the page.
Restores the state of the page.
$pdf->egstate $egs
Sets extended-graphics-state.
$pdf->fillcolor $color
Sets fillcolor.
$pdf->strokecolor $color
Sets strokecolor.

Defined color-names are:

    aliceblue, antiquewhite, aqua, aquamarine, azure, beige, bisque, black, blanchedalmond,
    blue, blueviolet, brown, burlywood, cadetblue, chartreuse, chocolate, coral, cornflowerblue,
    cornsilk, crimson, cyan, darkblue, darkcyan, darkgoldenrod, darkgray, darkgreen, darkgrey,
    darkkhaki, darkmagenta, darkolivegreen, darkorange, darkorchid, darkred, darksalmon,
    darkseagreen, darkslateblue, darkslategray, darkslategrey, darkturquoise, darkviolet,
    deeppink, deepskyblue, dimgray, dimgrey, dodgerblue, firebrick, floralwhite, forestgreen,
    fuchsia, gainsboro, ghostwhite, gold, goldenrod, gray, grey, green, greenyellow, honeydew,
    hotpink, indianred, indigo, ivory, khaki, lavender, lavenderblush, lawngreen, lemonchiffon,
    lightblue, lightcoral, lightcyan, lightgoldenrodyellow, lightgray, lightgreen, lightgrey,
    lightpink, lightsalmon, lightseagreen, lightskyblue, lightslategray, lightslategrey,
    lightsteelblue, lightyellow, lime, limegreen, linen, magenta, maroon, mediumaquamarine,
    mediumblue, mediumorchid, mediumpurple, mediumseagreen, mediumslateblue, mediumspringgreen,
    mediumturquoise, mediumvioletred, midnightblue, mintcream, mistyrose, moccasin, navajowhite,
    navy, oldlace, olive, olivedrab, orange, orangered, orchid, palegoldenrod, palegreen,
    paleturquoise, palevioletred, papayawhip, peachpuff, peru, pink, plum, powderblue, purple,
    red, rosybrown, royalblue, saddlebrown, salmon, sandybrown, seagreen, seashell, sienna,
    silver, skyblue, slateblue, slategray, slategrey, snow, springgreen, steelblue, tan, teal,
    thistle, tomato, turquoise, violet, wheat, white, whitesmoke, yellow, yellowgreen

or the rgb-hex-notation:

    #rgb, #rrggbb, #rrrgggbbb and #rrrrggggbbbb

or the cmyk-hex-notation:

    %cmyk, %ccmmyykk, %cccmmmyyykkk and %ccccmmmmyyyykkkk

or the hsl-hex-notation:

    &hsl, &hhssll, &hhhssslll and &hhhhssssllll

and additionally the hsv-hex-notation:

    !hsv, !hhssvv, !hhhsssvvv and !hhhhssssvvvv
$pdf->linedash @dash
Sets linedash.
$pdf->linewidth $width
Sets linewidth.
$pdf->transform %opts
Sets transformations (eg. translate, rotate, scale, skew) in pdf-canonical order.


        -translate => [$x,$y],
        -rotate    => $rot,
        -scale     => [$sx,$sy],
        -skew      => [$sa,$sb],
$pdf->move $x, $y
$pdf->line $x, $y
$pdf->curve $x1, $y1, $x2, $y2, $x3, $y3
$pdf->arc $x, $y, $a, $b, $alfa, $beta, $move
$pdf->ellipse $x, $y, $a, $b
$pdf->circle $x, $y, $r
$pdf->rect $x,$y, $w,$h
$pdf->rectxy $x1,$y1, $x2,$y2
$pdf->poly $x1,$y1, ..., $xn,$yn
$pdf->image $imgobj, $x,$y, $w,$h
$pdf->image $imgobj, $x,$y, $scale
$pdf->image $imgobj, $x,$y
Please Note: The width/height or scale given is in user-space coordinates which is subject to transformations which may have been specified beforehand.

Per default this has a 72dpi resolution, so if you want an image to have a 150 or 300dpi resolution, you should specify a scale of 72/150 (or 72/300) or adjust width/height accordingly.

$pdf->textfont $fontobj,$size
$txt->textlead $leading
$pdf->text $string
Applys the given text.
$pdf->print $font, $size, $x, $y, $rot, $just, $text
Convenience wrapper for shortening the textstart..textend sequence.


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