Rotation of contents
Objects that are output with
<PlaceObject> can be rotated.
For this purpose, there is the attribute
rotate, which expects an angle (in degrees), whereas positive values cause a clockwise rotation.
<PlaceObject rotate="10"> <Image file="_sampleb.pdf" width="3"/> </PlaceObject>
When an object is rotated, you need to specify the point around which it should rotate.
The default setting is the upper left corner.
With the attributes
bottom) you can define the axis of rotation.
In addition to these values, numbers from 0 to 100 are also possible, the upper left corner is 0, 0 and the lower right corner is 100, 100.
In examples repository on github there is a document in the
rotate is available for both
<Image>. The attribute at
<Image> can only rotate images in 90° steps. Therefore, in practice the rotation is rather controlled by
Depending on what you are aiming at, rotation should be applied directly to the image
<Image> or to the
This minimal sample shows the difference:
<Layout xmlns="urn:speedata.de:2009/publisher/en" xmlns:sd="urn:speedata:2009/publisher/functions/en"> <Record element="data"> <PlaceObject rotate="-90"> <Image file="_sampleb.pdf" width="3cm"/> </PlaceObject> <ClearPage/> <PlaceObject> <Image file="_sampleb.pdf" width="3cm" rotate="-90"/> </PlaceObject> </Record> </Layout>
Bear in mind that this rotation might also affect to some given image dimensions.
Rotate via transformation
Using the command
<Transformation> (see section Transformation and in the appendix the command description) you can also rotate contents.
The matrix has the form "cos θ sin θ -sin θ cos θ 0 0", for a rotation of 90 degrees thus "0 1 -1 0 0 0".
This is shown in the section Image behind the text.