[opensource] Re: Yet another opensource project idea ...
khatchad at cse.ohio-state.edu
Fri Mar 17 13:20:29 EST 2006
Jim Dinan wrote:
> There are a bunch of PDF command line tools and libraries out there.
> Pdftk sounds really useful - in the past I've had good success with
> pdfjam which has tools to rotate pages, join pdfs, and n-up pdfs.
> There are also a TON of postscript tools (and pdf is a descendant of the
> PS language) that are much better established than these PDF tools (PS
> is in its 30s now I think) so every now and then it's easier to just
> PDF->PS and process there. This is the route I usually end up taking to
> resize A4->Letter paper.
> IMO, what's really lacking is a project that brings the functionality of
> all of these tools together into a single coherent package - especially
> one with a graphical interface.
> One PDF tool that I personally could use is a cropping tool similar to
> what you can do in Acrobat professional. This is incredibly useful for
> making Latex figures.
Jim, that's a great point. In fact, there's a project that brings all
this functionality together and its called Adobe Acrobat Professional
which is a little over what I'm will to pay for! Hence, open source :)
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