Re: [xep-support] How to disable generation of PDF thumbnails?

From: Phil Mocek <>
Date: Tue Sep 19 2006 - 12:50:29 PDT

On Thu, Aug 17, 2006 at 03:59:36PM -0700, Phil Mocek wrote:
> When using XEP to render a PDF document, how can I disable the
> creation of PDF thumbnail images?
I've still not found an answer to this. I have verified that
these thumbnail images of pages are optional. The Adobe PDF
Reference, 5th edition, v1.6 [1] states:

> 8.2.3 Thumbnail Images
> A PDF document can define thumbnail images representing the
> contents of its pages in miniature form. A viewer application
> can display these images on the screen, allowing the user to
> navigate to a page by clicking its thumbnail image:
> Note: Thumbnail images are not required, and may be included
> for some pages and not for others.

Is it possible to prevent XEP from generating and including these
thumbnail images?

The only mention of "thumbnail" in the XEP 4.7 Reference for Java
[2] is in section "4.3. PDF Viewer Preferences (PDF, PostScript)"
where the show-thumbnails option is discussed. This option,
though, simply indicates whether a PDF viewer should initially
show the thumbnails pane when displaying the document.

A search [3] of the RenderX support site for "thumbnail" turns up
lots of discussion of numbering of thumbnail pages, but no mention
of enabling or disabling the generation and inclusion of them in a
PDF document.


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Phil Mocek
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