setpdfbackground.pl - Apply a background color to a PDF page
setpdfbackground.pl [options] file.pdf pagenum color [outfile] Options: -o --order preserve the internal PDF ordering for output -v --verbose print the internal representation of the PDF -h --help verbose help message -V --version print CAM::PDF version
color is specified as 3 or 6 character hexadecimal RGB. For example,
ff0000 both mean pure red while
999999 both mean medium gray.
This program alters a PDF document to add a solid background color behind the page contents.
Some PDF creation programs assume a white background and draw bogus white rectangles all over the screen that you usually cannot see. If your PDF has such rectangles, you can sometimes fix it, but it is a pain. The best recommendation is to recreate the original PDF using a smarter library, if possible. Alternatively, you can contact Clotho Advanced Media for a commercial solution to this problem.
This feature was originally requested by Brent Cowgill.