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Does anyone know how to create a NSPDFImageRep from a series of drawing commands (such as [bezier stroke] etc.)?

If your drawing commands are in an NSView then you can simply call:

[self writePDFInsideRect:[self bounds] toPasteboard:pb];

which will, in turn, call drawRect: on your NSView and translate the drawing commands into a PDF data stream. It’s easy to get the NSPDFImageRep from the pasteboard. -ChrisMeyer

Using the same concept issuing drawing commands in a view, it should also be possible to call:

NSPDFImageRep *myPDFRep = [NSPDFImageRep imageRepWithData:[aView dataWithPDFInsideRect:aRect]];


NSPDFImageRep *myPDFRep = [[NSPDFImageRep alloc] initWithData:[aView dataWithPDFInsideRect:aRect]];

and get the same result. In the first example, don’t forget to retain the instance if you want to keep it around. -BrockBrandenberg