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NAME ^

PostScript::Report::Image - Include an EPS file

VERSION ^

This document describes version 0.06 of PostScript::Report::Image, released November 30, 2013 as part of PostScript-Report version 0.13.

DESCRIPTION ^

This Component allows you to include an EPS file in your report. Most vector-based drawing programs can save in EPS format. You can also convert bitmap images to EPS using a program like ImageMagick (http://www.imagemagick.org), but vector-based formats will generally give you better quality and smaller files.

ATTRIBUTES ^

An Image has all the normal component attributes, including padding_bottom and padding_side.

If you specify height but not width (or vice versa), the missing attribute is calculated based on the image's size, the attribute you did provide, and the scale.

If you specify neither height nor width, then both are calculated based on the image size and the scale.

align controls the horizontal alignment of the image. (Unless it was unable to find the BoundingBox of the EPS file, in which case left alignment is forced.)

file

The name of the file to include. If you give a relative path, it will be converted to an absolute path. Required.

scale

This is the factor by which the image will be scaled. If you supply an explicit height and/or width, but no scale, then the scale will be calculated to make the image fit in the specified dimensions (based on the BoundingBox in the EPS file). Otherwise, the scale defaults to 1 (actual size). Numbers greater than 1 make the image larger.

INCOMPATIBILITIES ^

None reported.

BUGS AND LIMITATIONS ^

Since it is non-trivial to turn an EPS file into a PostScript procedure, the image file is included every time the component is drawn. This is no problem when the image appears only once in a report header or footer, but an image in a page header or footer can significantly increase the file size.

AUTHOR ^

Christopher J. Madsen <perl AT cjmweb.net>

Please report any bugs or feature requests to <bug-PostScript-Report AT rt.cpan.org> or through the web interface at http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Report.html?Queue=PostScript-Report.

You can follow or contribute to PostScript-Report's development at https://github.com/madsen/postscript-report.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ^

I'd like to thank Micro Technology Services, Inc. http://www.mitsi.com, who sponsored development of PostScript-Report, and fREW Schmidt, who recommended me for the job. It wouldn't have happened without them.

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Christopher J. Madsen.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY ^

BECAUSE THIS SOFTWARE IS LICENSED FREE OF CHARGE, THERE IS NO WARRANTY FOR THE SOFTWARE, TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. EXCEPT WHEN OTHERWISE STATED IN WRITING THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND/OR OTHER PARTIES PROVIDE THE SOFTWARE "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SOFTWARE IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SOFTWARE PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

IN NO EVENT UNLESS REQUIRED BY APPLICABLE LAW OR AGREED TO IN WRITING WILL ANY COPYRIGHT HOLDER, OR ANY OTHER PARTY WHO MAY MODIFY AND/OR REDISTRIBUTE THE SOFTWARE AS PERMITTED BY THE ABOVE LICENSE, BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR DAMAGES, INCLUDING ANY GENERAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF DATA OR DATA BEING RENDERED INACCURATE OR LOSSES SUSTAINED BY YOU OR THIRD PARTIES OR A FAILURE OF THE SOFTWARE TO OPERATE WITH ANY OTHER SOFTWARE), EVEN IF SUCH HOLDER OR OTHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

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