Editing PDFs

Björn Lindberg d95-bli at nada.kth.se
Tue Jul 22 07:52:38 PDT 2003

declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie ("Declan. Moriarty") writes:

> pdf2html --> OO --> tart up html --> add text --> save as pdf --> pdfopt
> to get a reasonable size. Although you could get there in a slightly
> more tortured way already.
> pdf2html --> OO --> Edit and tart up --> print to file(.ps) --> ps2pdf
> -->pdfopt
> If my experience with html generated by cpu is anything to go by,
> though, one might be quicker writing the form from scratch.
> When you analyse this, I am looking for something that can read a pdf
> file into any usable format. Then tools exist to edit, and convert back.

I think you problem is mainly because PDF is not suposed to be
editable. PDF is the electronic equivalent of a paper printout. The
usual way of working is to manipulate your document in other formats,
and then as a last measure before distribution convert it to PDF.

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