PDF Output Properties

Generate the type of PDF files you want by setting available output properties.

Property Name Description Default Configuration Name

Compress PDF output

Specify "true" or "false" to control compression of the output PDF file.

true pdf-compression

Hide PDF viewer's menu bars

Specify "true" to hide the viewer application's menu bar when the document is active. The menu bar option is only effective when using the Export button, which displays the output in a standalone Acrobat Reader application outside of the browser.

false pdf-hide-menubar

Hide PDF viewer's tool bars

Specify "true" to hide the viewer application's toolbar when the document is active.

false pdf-hide-toolbar

Replace smart quotes

Specify "false" if you don't want curly quotes replaced with straight quotes in the PDF output.

true pdf-replace-smartquotes

Disable opacity and gradient shading for DVT chart

Specify "true" if you don't want opacity and gradient shading for the PDF output. This reduces the size of the PostScript file.

false pdf-dvt-no-opacity-no-gradient-shading

Enable PDF Security

Specify "true” if you want to encrypt the PDF output. You can then also specify the following properties:

  • Open document password

  • Modify permissions password

  • Encryption Level

false pdf-security

Open document password

This password is required for opening the document. It enables users to open the document only. This property is enabled only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". Note that Adobe's password restrictions apply. The password must contain only Latin-1 characters and must be no more than 32 bytes long.

N/A pdf-open-password

Modify permissions password

This password enables users to override the security setting. This property is effective only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". Note that Adobe's password restrictions apply. The password must contain only Latin-1 characters and must be no more than 32 bytes long.

If you set a password in the pdf-open-password property without setting a password in the pdf-permissions-password property, or if you set the same password in both the pdf-open-password and pdf-permissions-password properties, the user gets full access to the document and its features, and permission settings such as "Disable printing" are bypassed or ignored.

N/A pdf-permissions-password

Encryption level

Specify the encryption level for the output PDF file. The possible values are:

  • 0: Low (40-bit RC4, Acrobat 3.0 or later)

  • 1: Medium (128-bit RC4, Acrobat 5.0 or later)

  • 2: High (128-bit AES, Acrobat 7.0 or later)

This property is effective only when "Enable PDF Security" is set to "true". When Encryption level is set to 0, you can also set the following properties:

  • Disable printing

  • Disable document modification

  • Disable context copying, extraction, and accessibility

  • Disable adding or changing comments and form fields

When Encryption level is set to 1 or higher, the following properties are available:

  • Enable text access for screen readers

  • Enable copying of text, images, and other content

  • Allowed change level

  • Allowed printing level

2 - high pdf-encryption-level

Disable document modification

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the PDF file cannot be edited.

false pdf-no-changing-the-document

Disable printing

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", printing is disabled for the PDF file.

false pdf-no-printing

Disable adding or changing comments and form fields

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the ability to add or change comments and form fields is disabled.

false pdf-no-accff

Disable context copying, extraction, and accessibility

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 0. When set to "true", the context copying, extraction, and accessibility features are disabled.

false pdf-no-cceda

Enable text access for screen readers

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. When set to "true", text access for screen reader devices is enabled.

true pdf-enable-accessibility

Enable copying of text, images, and other content

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. When set to "true", copying of text, images, and other content is enabled.

false pdf-enable-copying

Allowed change level

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. Valid Values are:

  • 0: none

  • 1: Allows inserting, deleting, and rotating pages

  • 2: Allows filling in form fields and signing

  • 3: Allows commenting, filling in form fields, and signing

  • 4: Allows all changes except extracting pages

0 pdf-changes-allowed

Allowed printing level

Permission available when "Encryption level" is set to 1 or higher. Valid values are:

  • 0: None

  • 1: Low resolution (150 dpi)

  • 2: High resolution

0 pdf-printing-allowed

Use only one shared resources object for all pages

The default mode of Publisher creates one shared resources object for all pages in a PDF file. This mode has the advantage of creating an overall smaller file size. However, the disadvantages are the following:

  • Viewing may take longer for a large file with many SVG objects

  • If you choose to break up the file by using Adobe Acrobat to extract or delete portions, then the edited PDF files are larger because the single shared resource object (that contains all of the SVG objects for the entire file) is included with each extracted portion.

Setting this property to "false" creates a resource object for each page. The file size is larger, but the PDF viewing is faster and the PDF can be broken up into smaller files more easily.

true pdf-use-one-resources

PDF Navigation Panel Initial View

Controls the navigation panel view presented when a user first opens a PDF report. The following options are supported:

  • Panels Collapsed - displays the PDF document with the navigation panel collapsed.

  • Bookmarks Open (default) - displays the bookmark links for easy navigation.

  • Pages Open - displays a clickable thumbnail view of each page of the PDF.

Bookmarks Open pdf-pagemode