class HexaPDF::Document::Destinations

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This class provides methods for creating and managing the destinations of a PDF file.

A destination describes a particular view of a PDF document, consisting of the page, the view location and a magnification factor. See Destination for details.

Such destinations may be directly specified where needed, e.g. for link annotations, or they may be named and later referenced through the name. This class allows to create destinations with or without a name.

See: PDF1.7 s12.3.2

Public Class Methods

new(document)

Creates a new Destinations object for the given PDF document.

Public Instance Methods

destinations[name] → destination

Returns the destination registered under the given name or nil if no destination was registered under that name.

add(name, destination)

Adds the given destination under name to the destinations name tree.

If the name does already exist, an error is raised.

create(type, page, **options) → dest or name

Creates a new destination array with the given type (see Destination for all available type names; PDF internal type names are also allowed) and page by calling the respective create_type method.

create_fit_bounding_box(page) → dest
create_fit_bounding_box(page, name: nil) → name

Creates a new fit to bounding box destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The argument page is described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_bounding_box_horizontal(page, top: nil) → dest
create_fit_bounding_box_horizontal(page, name: nil, top: nil) → name

Creates a new fit bounding box horizontal destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments +page and top are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_bounding_box_vertical(page, left: nil) → dest
create_fit_bounding_box_vertical(page, name: nil, left: nil) → name

Creates a new fit bounding box vertical destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments +page and left are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_page(page) → dest
create_fit_page(page, name: nil) → name

Creates a new fit to page destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The argument page is described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_page_horizontal(page, top: nil) → dest
create_fit_page_horizontal(page, name: nil, top: nil) → name

Creates a new fit page horizontal destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments +page and top are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_page_vertical(page, left: nil) → dest
create_fit_page_vertical(page, name: nil, left: nil) → name

Creates a new fit page vertical destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments +page and left are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_fit_rectangle(page, left:, bottom:, right:, top:) → dest
create_fit_rectangle(page, name: nil, left:, bottom:, right:, top:) → name

Creates a new fit to rectangle destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments page, left, bottom, right and top are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

create_xyz(page, left: nil, top: nil, zoom: nil) → dest
create_xyz(page, name: nil, left: nil, top: nil, zoom: nil) → name

Creates a new xyz destination array for the given arguments and returns it or, in case a name is given, the name.

The arguments page, left, top and zoom are described in detail in the Destination class description.

If the argument name is given, the created destination array is added to the destinations name tree under that name for reuse later, overwriting an existing entry if there is one.

delete(name) → destination

Deletes the given destination from the destinations name tree and returns it or nil if no destination was registered under that name.

each {|name, dest| block } → destinations
each → Enumerator

Iterates over all named destinations of the PDF, yielding the name and the destination

wrapped into a Destination object.
use_or_create(name) → name
use_or_create(destination) → destination
use_or_create(page) → destination
use_or_create(type:, page, **options) → destination

Uses the given destination name/array or creates a destination array based on the given value.

This is the main utility method for other parts of HexaPDF for getting a valid destination array based on various different types of the given value:

String

If a string is provided, it is assumed to be a named destination. If the named destination exists, the value itself is returned. Otherwise an error is raised.

Array

If a valid destination array is provided, it is returned. Otherwise an error is raised.

Page dictionary

If the value is a valid page dictionary object, a fit to page (create_fit_page) destination array is created and returned.

Integer

If the value is an integer, it is interpreted as a zero-based page index and a fit to page (create_fit_page) destination array is created and returned.

Hash containing at least :type and :page

If the value is a hash, the :type key specifies the type of the destination that should be created and the :page key the target page. Which other keys are allowed depends on the destination type, so see the various create_XXX methods. Uses create to do the job.