Okular moving

Wilfried Huss Wilfried.Huss at gmx.at
Thu Nov 16 23:10:40 GMT 2006

Am Donnerstag, 16. November 2006 23:50 schrieb Thomas Zander:
> On Thursday 16 November 2006 23:33, Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> > > 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!)
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> That should be an app like Scribus or KWord.

I've tried it now. Scribus cannot import PDF files. It can import Postscript files,
but only the first page of the file, as this feature is clearly meant to place EPS
graphics into the scribus documents, and not to edit existing documents.

Also would you really tell a person that just wants to split a big PDF file into two
parts to learn how to use a Desktop Publishing Program? Learning how to do
it on the console with pdftk would be far easier.

> We (KWord) have on our TODO-feature list a new PDF import filter. Preferably 
> based on poppler.
> Anyone up for such a thing, please hop onto the KOffice lists ;

While that feature would be definitely great, it would not work for this purpose.
If you would import a TeX generated PDF file, and edit it in KWord, you would
end up with a Document that has "Wordprocessor Typesetting", which is not
of the same quality.

Wilfried Huss

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