neundorf at kde.org
Fri Nov 17 18:27:17 GMT 2006
On Friday 17 November 2006 18:52, Reinhold Kainhofer wrote:
> Am Freitag, 17. November 2006 18:01 schrieb Tobias Koenig:
> > On Fri, Nov 17, 2006 at 05:36:23PM +0000, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:
> > > Right. The problem is: none of the applications you mention can edit
> > > *PDF* documents. And PDF is one of the core formats handled by these
> > > applications we discuss in this threat.
> > Well, kviewshell can't _edit_ PDF either, it uses some external
> > libraries to do a subset of possible tasks.
> > If you want a _real_ editor you need an abstract document layout which
> > is loaded by the PDF parser and can be written back to file by a PDF
> > writer (neither the abstract document format nor the PDF writer exists
> > for Linux yet).
> I don't think we need a _real_ PDF editor, but rather an application that
> is able to do the most basic modifications, like
> -) extracting pages,
> -) reordering pages,
> -) turning some pages,
> -) attaching some comments at a given position (without actually
> modifying the contents), like a speech-bubble,
> -) add/remove password to the PDF, or more generally, change the DRM
> flags, -) etc.
Being able to save separate pages or ranges of pages is a really useful
feature and IMO doesn't really qualify as "editing" (since it's not that much
different from printing only some pages, which isn't editing either).
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