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Sets the current filter.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
PDFKit 4.3 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "PDFKit.SetCurrentFilter"; name )   More


Parameter Description Example
name The name of the filter. Use QuartzFilterManager.Filters to get list of filters. If Filter name is empty or missing, the filter is removed. "Compress Pictures"


Returns OK or error.


Sets the current filter.
You can use the Quartz Filter Manager panel to create a panel.
This is for all PDF saving in MBS Plugin with PDFKit functions.
Applied to PDF in PDFKit.GetPDFPagesPDF, PDFKit.GetPDFPagePDF, PDFKit.Combine, PDFKit.WriteToPath and other functions writing PDFs.


Set a filter:

MBS("PDFKit.SetCurrentFilter"; "Compress Pictures")

See also

Example Databases

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This function is free to use.

Created 18th August 2014, last changed 3th June 2019

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