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From Tilman Hausherr <THaush...@t-online.de>
Subject Re: appearance stream ideas for PDTextAnnotationMarkup
Date Sat, 26 Aug 2017 08:34:02 GMT
Am 26.08.2017 um 07:09 schrieb chitgoks:
> so i tried to create an appearance stream for a highlight text
>
> drawing shapes in content stream does nothing

Maybe you didn't set the color... or didn't stroke... or had the path 
outside of the bbox.


>
> upon inspecting the pdf after saving it in acrobat, it has an extra
> appearance stream dictionary containing an xform
>
> but i looked at xform and there does not seem to be any way to draw or fill
> shapes in that object
>
> images drawn to xform yes but shapes? has anybody tried this?
>
>

Yes of course this can be done. Unless you mean the PDFBox API, that is 
indeed missing. You'll have to do it the hard way.

Tilman


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