Cfdocument – different behavior in CF7 vs CF8

Written on 26 October 2011, 02:26pm

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The simple code below should write a PDF file on disk. This file should contain an image and two lines of text – next to the image (ignore the use of tables for layout 😛 ):

<cfsetting enablecfoutputonly="yes" showdebugoutput="no">

<cfdocument filename="output#Left(server.ColdFusion.ProductVersion,1)#.pdf" 
		format="pdf" overwrite="yes">
	<cfdocumentsection marginleft="1">
                <td><img src='../images/image.gif'></td>
                <td>This is a simple text<br>spanning on two lines.</td>

The result is quite different in ColdFusion 7 vs ColdFusion 8, as the following image shows:

In CF8, the PDF text and image appear visible smaller than in CF7.
Now the strange part: if I add unit attribute to cfdocument tag (with any value, ‘cm’ or ‘in’) – the CF8 version shows exactly the same size as CF7.

Anyone has any idea why this happens?

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