replacement for Acrobat Professional?
Greg 'groggy' Lehey
grog at FreeBSD.org
Wed Jan 11 15:13:57 PST 2006
On Wednesday, 11 January 2006 at 9:22:46 -0500, Michael W. Lucas wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 10, 2006 at 11:59:35PM -0600, Kevin Kinsey wrote:
>> It's up to Michael, though, to tell us how well it works, I suppose. No
>> package in packages-6-current/Latest, so I'm building from src, and
>> headed for bed before it gets done I imagine.
> So, for posterity...
> I'd rate pdftops and flpsed as 95% of the way there for this
===> Generating temporary packing list
install -s -o root -g wheel -m 555 /usr/ports/print/flpsed/work/flpsed-0.3.5/src/flpsed /usr/X11R6/bin
install -o root -g wheel -m 444 /usr/ports/print/flpsed/work/flpsed-0.3.5/README /usr/X11R6/share/doc/flpsed
*sigh* Yet Another Undocumented Program. "README" is 92 lines long,
half of which deals with installation issues. I'll look later.
> Some small things don't work, particularly "layered" elements. Some
> parts of the manuscript I was given were highlighted, for example. In
> the original the highlighting is transparent, while the pdftops/flpsed
> combination the highlighting obliterates the underlying text. There
> are other, very minor variations.
> That last 5% might not be critical for most people; I would
> certainly use it for preparing personal documents, or even documents
> within my company. But OpenOffice's PDF export is far easier for
> preparing PDFs in general.
And ghostscript is even easier.
I'd need convincing that any PDF editor is the correct way to prepare
documents; there are much more precise tools available for that. I
thought your original requirement was to mark up existing PDFs, and it
still sounds like a good idea for that.
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