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What is the purpose of having layers in PDF documents?

Feb 26, 2013 8:53 AM

Tags: #acrobat #pdf #layers

What different content would different layers have on them?

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    Feb 26, 2013 9:02 AM   in reply to caseyclaassen


    You can hide/show different informations on a map.

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    Feb 26, 2013 12:49 PM   in reply to caseyclaassen

    Layers (technically called Optional Content Groups or OCGs) are very important to PDFs. Because they can have different print/view/export settings to the main page content, they're how we implement watermarks, headers and footers, page backgrounds, etc.

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