Vector Images

Vector images are graphical pictures of geometric shapes like dots, lines, rectangles, cricles, ellipses and curves. Vector images need much less space to be stored then raster images.

Creating Vector Images

Tool for vector images creation are listed below.

Button Function Description
Line

Draw a straight line of any length.

Rectangle

Use to draw rectangles and squares of any size.

Ellipse

Draw ellipses and circles of different sizes.

Pencil

Allows to draw custom lines and curves.

To draw vector image, choose corresponding tool in the Insert menu or press required button on the toolbar. Left click a spot in the workspace to set coordinates for first object node and drag the cursor in required direction and distance while holding left mouse button.

Copying and Pasting Vector Images

Vector images are copied in pasted in Master PDF Editor same way as any other objects in Master PDF Editor.

To copy vector images choose Edit Document edit-select tool. Select required vector image with left click and choose Copy (Ctrl+C) item in the Edit menu or right click the image and choose Copy command in the context menu. Copied vector image will be stored in the clipboard. It later can be pasted into current or any other Master PDF Editor document.

To paste vector image into Master PDF Editor choose Paste (Ctrl+V) item in Edit menu or press edit-paste button on the toolbar. You can also right click the document page choose same command in the context menu. If you paste vector image on current page, it will be located above original image copied to the clipboard. If you paste vector image on another page (or another Master PDF Editor document), it will have same coordinates as original one.

Copied vector image can also be pasted to all document pages or specified pages range. To do it, use Edit menu to choose Paste to Multiple Pages

P.SVector image can be pasted only into Master PDF Editor. It can’t be pasted into document of any other application.

Modifying Vector Images

To align vector images, choose required alignment in Edit > Align Objects menu out of provided options: align by left edge, right edge, top or bottom edge. Otherwise you can press required button on the toolbar: align-left Align Left, align-right Align Right, align-top Align Top, align-bottom Align Bottom.

Example: You need to align several vector images by top edge.

Enter edit mode by clicking edit-select Edit Document or edit-form Edit Forms button on the toolbar (or choose one of these items in Tools menu). Select required vector images. Alignment works by the top edge of the last selected (active) vector image. Object Inspector will display parameters for active vector image. If you selected a group of vector images at once, there won’t be an active vector image, and selected ones will be aligned by the page top edge.

When modifying vector images, 4 tabs are available in Object Inspector: Geometry, Style, Matrix and Clipping Path.

Geometry tab

P.SGeometry tab displays settings for active vector image. If a group of vector images was selected with selection box, there won’t be an active vector image and Object Inspector won’t display settings.

  • Width and height — these items of Geometry tab allow to specify size of vector image. To do it, select required image and specify the data in corresponding items.
  • Left — distance from left page border to the left border of the vector image.
  • Top — distance from top page border to the top border of the vector image.
  • Coordinates — sets offset when aligning vector images with settings in left and top items. Coordinates can be absolute or relative.
    • Relative — when aligning forms using top and/or left items distance between vector images remains same.
    • Absolute — when aligning all vector images will be moved irregularly and will be positioned in coordinate point set in top and/or left items.
  • Maintain aspect ratio — if enabled, vector image’s aspect ratio isn’t changed when its height and width are being modified.
  • Rotate – allows to rotate vector image.

P.SPlease note, that clipping path (if current vector image has one) won’t be rotated. It should be removed. To do it, go to Clipping Path tab of Object Inspector and click Remove button.

Style tab

  • Type — vector image type. Options: fill, stroke, fill and stroke. (It is not always possible to set this item. Some images have only one type – stroke.)

Depending on chosen image type, fill and stroke parameters can be set:

  • Fill — vector image fill.
    • Color — color of vector image fill. To choose custom color, press More… item in the end of the list.
    • Opacity — opacity of fill in percents.
  • Stroke — vector image stroke.
    • Color — color of vector image stroke line. To choose custom color, press More… item in the end of the list.
    • Opacity — opacity of stroke in percents.
    • Line Thickness — thickness of stroke line. Can be set with 1 pixel step.

Matrix tab.

Transformation matrix serves for vector images transformation. More detailed information can be found in Transformation Matrix

Clipping Path tab.

Information about this tab can be found in Clipping Path

P.SWhen creating new vector image, options of last changed vector image will be used.