reinhold at kainhofer.com
Thu Nov 16 22:33:15 GMT 2006
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Am Don Nov 16 2006 schrieb Tobias Koenig:
> > DVI:
> > - inverse and forward search, an important feature for people writing TeX
> > documents, and an important feature of, e.g. the kile editor
> Yes, usfull for TeX writers but not for user Joe.
Which is basically anyone in some technical field at any university. Given
that Universities are a large user base (at least, lots of departments use
linux! I recently also converted my office neighbor from Windows to Ubuntu,
and just a few days ago from GNOME to KDE -- he was quite dissatisfied about
the instability and the limitedness of GNOME in some aspects, although he
liked the polished way of GNOME a lot), that's still quite an argument.
If this feature is missing, it would rule out the application for me as THE
dvi or pdf viewer on my machine.
> Hmm, okular is aimed to be a document _viewer_ not an document editor,
> so all the insert/remove/modify features don't call.
But that's one feature I have always been missing from any pdf application I'm
using. For extracting a single page of a large paper I have received as a PDF
(e.g. because I want to distribute some appendix or one important theorem to
my students for teaching purposes; that's explicitly allowed by law in
Austria!), I usually have to resolve to printing it to pdf (which is by far
not optimal). Or of course using pdftk...
> If you want to edit documents use real document editors (e.g. Scribus)
Okay, that's off-topic now, but still:
So, which application does allow extraction of some pages from a larger PDF
file? (Remember, PDF is *THE* file format for scientific publications!)
Scribus only works for its own format, which rules it out as a tool for
Reinhold Kainhofer, Vienna University of Technology, Austria
email: reinhold at kainhofer.com, http://reinhold.kainhofer.com/
* Financial and Actuarial Mathematics, TU Wien, http://www.fam.tuwien.ac.at/
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