[plug] "Editing" PDF/PS Files

Timothy White weirdit at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 17:40:01 WST 2007

On 1/9/07, Adam Davin <byteme-its at westnet.com.au> wrote:
> Hi Tim,
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2007 15:05:51 +0900
> "Timothy White" <weirdit at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Once again, the question is raised... You have a form in PDF/PS
> > format, and just want to type over it so you can fax it without it
> > ever having been printed onto real paper.
> > Under windows, we would convert to TIFF, and use "Imaging" I think
> > it's called.
> >
> > Any suggestions for Linux, or just convert to TIFF and use GIMP? It's
> > just a "Image" not a real PDF form.
> Gimp can read PDF files directly. I use it regularly to create
> programming sheets for barcode scanners etc, directly from PDF manuals.

Thanks. It's good to know things like this. I guess GIMP and typing
over is the best option then for Linux.
I must admit though, a tool like "Imaging" under Linux would be really
nice, even just for the "annotations" as it calls them. Although I get
a feeling Annotations isn't a standard extension to TIFF.


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