Any software tools known for XBRL & PDF V1.6 & 1.7 ?
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Mon Jul 4 16:00:49 UTC 2011
> From: "b. f." <bf1783 at googlemail.com>
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 ?
> http://arelle.org (python-based)
> http://www.xbrlapi.org/ (java-based)
> http://code.google.com/p/xbrlware/ (community edition; ruby-based)
I'll look, thanks.
> > I received PDF 1.6 & 1.7 files from companieshouse.gov.uk (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 companieshouse.gov.uk 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.
Your following posting of
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2011 03:04:12 +0000
Message-id: <BANLkTimxq0NJcK_ndyPG=MHx7-JbtesWAA at mail.gmail.com>
looks even more promising.
Thanks a lot !!
Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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