Re: Type on top of a PDF?

From: Mark Gilbert (
Date: Thu Feb 06 2003 - 17:41:59 EST

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    On Thu, 2003-02-06 at 17:22, wrote:
    > Thots?

    In theory the best way (and an easy one) would be to convert
    (transparently) the pdf to a real format, allow editing, and on save,
    convert back. Unfortunately, for some production cases, the form would
    have to be perfectly reproduced. However it is quite possible that the
    source needn't be, and thus one could easily replicate the pdf. Even if
    it need be, you could look at the different generation of the commercial
    products that do this, and compare to see where (if) our free software
    two-step differs.

    And there is one other way, but I'd rather not end up in Sklyarov's old

    In your specific case, from what I understand, it would be sufficient to
    in plugin fork to pdf2*, edit, and on save *2pdf. If the person wants a
    hard copy and not a pdf back, you neednt even the last step, just print.

    Best regards

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