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pdf_import/scale_down_imported_pages

Place A4 pages from an imported PDF as A5 pages in the output document.

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/*
 * Scale down imported pages:
 * Place A4 pages from an imported PDF as A5 pages in the output document
 * 
 * Import the pages of an A4 document and output them unchanged. Then, place
 * them in the output document while scaling them down to A5. 
 *
 * Required software: PDFlib+PDI/PPS 9
 * Required data: PDF document
 */
package com.pdflib.cookbook.pdflib.pdf_import;

import com.pdflib.pdflib;
import com.pdflib.PDFlibException;

public class scale_down_imported_pages
{
    public static void main (String argv[])
    {
	/* This is where the data files are. Adjust as necessary. */
	String searchpath = "../input";
	String outfile = "scale_down_imported_pages.pdf";
	String title = "Scale down Imported Pages";

	pdflib p = null;
	int exitcode = 0;
	String pdffile = "pCOS-datasheet.pdf";
	int indoc, pageno, endpage, page;

	try {
	    p = new pdflib();

	    p.set_option("searchpath={" + searchpath + "}");

	    /* This means we must check return values of load_font() etc. */
	    p.set_option("errorpolicy=return");

	    if (p.begin_document(outfile, "") == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

	    p.set_info("Creator", "PDFlib Cookbook");
	    p.set_info("Title", title);

	    /* Open the input PDF having A4 page size */
	    indoc = p.open_pdi_document(pdffile, "");
	    if (indoc == -1)
		throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());

	    endpage = (int) p.pcos_get_number(indoc, "length:pages");

	    /* Loop over all pages of the input document:
	     * Place the imported page without any scaling
	     */
	    for (pageno = 1; pageno <= endpage; pageno++)
	    {
		page = p.open_pdi_page(indoc, pageno, "");

		if (page == -1)
		    throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());
		
		/* Start an A4 output page (210mm x 297mm) */
		p.begin_page_ext(0, 0, "width=a4.width height=a4.height");
		
		/* Place the imported page without any scaling */
		p.fit_pdi_page(page, 0, 0, "");
		
		p.end_page_ext("");
		
		p.close_pdi_page(page);
	    }
	    
	    /* Loop over all pages of the input document:
	     * Place the imported page while scaling it down to A5
	     */
	    for (pageno = 1; pageno <= endpage; pageno++)
	    {
		page = p.open_pdi_page(indoc, pageno, "");

		if (page == -1)
		    throw new Exception("Error: " + p.get_errmsg());
		
		/* Start an A5 output page (148mm x 210mm) */
		p.begin_page_ext(421, 595, "");

		/* Place the imported page while scaling it down to A5 */
		p.fit_pdi_page(page, 0, 0, "boxsize={421 595} fitmethod=meet");
		
		p.end_page_ext("");
		
		p.close_pdi_page(page);
	    }
      
	    p.end_document("");

        } catch (PDFlibException e) {
            System.err.println("PDFlib exception occurred:");
            System.err.println("[" + e.get_errnum() + "] " + e.get_apiname()
                + ": " + e.get_errmsg());
	    exitcode = 1;
        } catch (Exception e) {
            System.err.println(e);
	    exitcode = 1;
        } finally {
            if (p != null) {
                p.delete();
            }
	    System.exit(exitcode);
        }
    }
}