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Is it possible to use a PDF as an image for a WebFOCUS report?

For example, we issue a low volume of 1099s each year. The current form is available at the IRS website as a PDF. I would like to produce a PDF as the WebFOCUS report output which makes use of the IRS PDF and the properly aligned report I create with the particular information for each recipient.

This is not the only situation where we need to print a WebFOCUS report on something that is a PDF. With the end of Adobe LIfeCycle, I am getting more and more user requests to convert existing reports to WebFOCUS.

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I WONDER IF YOU'LL NEED TO CONVERT THE .PDF TO A VIABLE IMAGE FORMAT LIKE .GIF OR .JPG. ?

HAVE YOU TRIED TO PUT A SMALL PDF IMAGE IN YOUR REPORT YET?

AFTER PERUSING THE WF DOCUMENTATION IT APPEARS THE YOU DO. http://pdf2jpg.net/

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In the past we have used various tools to capture the PDF image and converted to a GIF. The complaint has been that the result is not as sharp as the PDF.


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I can think if two ways to do this.

1. As you have said, convert the PDF to an image.

2. Get a PDF tool, to merge/overlay the two pages together, and output a new PDF.


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Try the highest quality setting using http://pdf2jpg.net/


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I can propose to management using a PDF tool to merge the output or using pdf2jpg to create the image. I will see how it goes over. I think they were expecting that in newer releases of WebFOCUS (certainly newer than 7.6.4) the facility to use the PDF would be available.

Thanks to all for the responses.


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