Any software tools known for XBRL & PDF V1.6 & 1.7 ?

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Mon Jul 4 16:00:49 UTC 2011

> From:		"b. f." <bf1783 at> 

Hi .b.f, Thanks for reply  :-)

"b. f." wrote:
> > Anyone know of public domain source that does XBRL format (&/or iXBRL) ?
> > & PDF V1.6 & 1.7 ?
> (python-based)
> (java-based)
> (community edition; ruby-based)

I'll look, thanks.

> > I received PDF 1.6 & 1.7 files from (that I
> > suppose relate to, or contain XBRL), that contain financial data
> > I'm supposed to edit & return.
> >
> What do your compatriots have to say about open-source options?

Nothing at all on web site,
I mailed an address there & got no reply [yet], not holding breath.
	Britain perhaps more MS addicted than Germany.
	(I'm in Germany though I'm British. A Linux mag publisher
	told me a few years ago they had 3 or more times circulation
	in Germany than Britain, (& Germanys population maybe
	80*10^6, wheeas Britain 55+10^6)

> > The only tool I know to do that is, a free download of latest binary
> > Acrobat for Linux or MS-Windows, (so emulator needed too).
> >
> > I've found no source in FreeBSD ports that can handle 1.6 & 7 PDFs,
> > Anyone know of source, whether ported to FreeBSD yet or not ?
> Which version of ghostscript did you use with some of the tools that
> you mentioned?

The standard with 8.2-RELEASE:
	gs -v # GPL Ghostscript 8.71 (2010-02-10)

> print/ghostscript9 claims to support PDF <= 1.7,

Thanks, compiling now.

> although it almost probably doesn't support every option/extension.
> Could you use it to transform the pdf to a format that could be edited
> or at least annotated (postscript, perhaps?) by one of the other
> tools, at least as an intermediate step?

Good ideas. will look.

> Or, have you tried a recent
> version of devel/itext?:

Not heard of itext, I just built it, no executable installed.


Looking now.

Your following posting of 
	Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 03:04:12 +0000
	Message-id: <BANLkTimxq0NJcK_ndyPG=MHx7-JbtesWAA at>
looks even more promising.
Thanks a lot !!

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich
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