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       CAM::PDF::Content - PDF page layout parser


       Same as CAM::PDF


           use CAM::PDF;
           my $pdf = CAM::PDF->new($filename);

           my $contentTree = $pdf->getPageContentTree(4);
           $contentTree->validate() || die 'Syntax error';
           print $contentTree->render('CAM::PDF::Renderer::Text');
           $pdf->setPageContent(5, $contentTree->toString());


       This class is used to manipulate the layout commands for a single page of PDF.  The page
       content is passed as a scalar and parsed according to Adobe's PDF Reference 3rd edition
       (for PDF v1.4).  All of the commands from Appendix A of that document are parsed and

       Much of the content object's functionality is wrapped up in renderers that can be applied
       to it.  See the canonical renderer, CAM::PDF::GS, and the render() method below for more


       $pkg->new($content, $data)
       $pkg->new($content, $data, $verbose)
           Parse a scalar CONTENT containing PDF page layout content.  Returns a parsed, but
           unvalidated, data structure.

           The DATA argument is a hash reference of contextual data that may be needed to work
           with content.  This is only needed for toString() method (which needs "doc => CAM::PDF
           object" to work with images) and the render methods, to which the DATA reference is
           passed verbatim.  See the individual renderer modules for details about required

           The VERBOSE boolean indicates whether the parser should Carp when it encounters
           problems.  The default is false.

           This is intended to be called by the new() method.  The argument should be a reference
           to the content scalar.  It's passed by reference so it is never copied.

           Returns a boolean if the parsed content tree conforms to the PDF specification.

           Traverse the content tree using the specified rendering class.  See CAM::PDF::GS or
           CAM::PDF::Renderer::Text for renderer examples.  Renderers should typically derive
           from CAM::PDF::GS, but it's not essential.  Typically returns an instance of the
           renderer class.

           The rendering class is loaded via "require" if not already in memory.

           Traverses the content tree and computes the coordinates of each graphic point along
           the way.  If the $skiptext boolean is true (default: false) then text blocks are
           ignored to save time, since they do not change the global graphic state.

           This is a thin wrapper around render() with CAM::PDF::GS or CAM::PDF::GS::NoText
           selected as the rendering class.

           Traverse the content tree, accumulating embedded images and image references,
           according to the CAM::PDF::Renderer::Images renderer.

           This recursive method is typically called only by wrapper methods, like render().  It
           instantiates renderers as needed and calls methods on them.

           Flattens a content tree back into a scalar, ready to be inserted back into a PDF
           document.  Since whitespace is discarded by the parser, the resulting scalar will not
           be identical to the original.


       See CAM::PDF