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cpdf_scale — Sets coordinate scaling


void cpdf_scale(pdfdoc, x, y);
resource pdfdoc: PDF document identifier
double x: X axis scale amount
double y: Y axis scale amount


TRUE on success or FALSE on error


Scales the coordinate system rather than the object itself. This affects not only x and y coordinates when placing shapes but the width, height, line width and radius of shapes as well.

In the example below, the coordinate system is scaled up by a factor of two each time. Note how the circle placement, the radius and the line width also change.

If the coordinate system needs to be reset after translating an object, use cpdf_save() and cpdf_restore() .


Since versions 3.0.8 and 4.0


Example 150. Scale coordinate system

// start a PDF document
$cpdf = cpdf_open(0, "test.pdf");

// create a 600x400 page
cpdf_page_init($cpdf, 1, 0, 600, 400, 1);

// draw a circle
cpdf_circle($cpdf, 50, 50, 10);

// scale coordinate system and draw circle
cpdf_scale($cpdf, 1.5, 1.5);
cpdf_circle($cpdf, 50, 50, 10);

// resale coordinate system and draw circle
cpdf_scale($cpdf, 1.5, 1.5);
cpdf_circle($cpdf, 100, 100, 10);

// close and write document

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