Objects on a PDF page get their size and position from a transformation matrix that is the sum of its own and those of the chain of parent nodes, up to the page root. These transformations are expressed in the form of a matrix. In Mako you can create matrices and apply them to objects to move, resize, or rotate content.
When you need to move, resize, or rotate content, you create an
FMatrix and apply it with
Creating an FMatrix
FMatrix constructor can be used in three different ways:
|1.||Default. Use this to create a default matrix, then use the following methods to change individual values.|
|2.||Specifies the full range of values.|
|3.||This is a very useful constructor. It calculates a matrix for you based on source and destination rectangles, each expressed as an |
The values (
dy) are described below.
Setting values individually
The API documentation refers to a
TItem, which is defined (via a typedef) as a
Matrix values and their effects are shown below: