[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [PATCH] nextstep: Emacs can be used to edit PDF files

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: [PATCH] nextstep: Emacs can be used to edit PDF files
Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2021 08:06:20 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/29.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Stefan Kangas [2021-11-20 04:55:17] wrote:

> Stefan Monnier <monnier@iro.umontreal.ca> writes:
>> Any chance we could change doc-view so it works without `gs` (nor
>> `mupdf`) using one of the tools pre-installed in macOS?
> It seems like we could, from searching the web there's apparently a tool
> called "sips" that is pre-installed on macOS.  I just checked my machine
> and I have it there.
> AFAICT, you can't convert only one page with it, only the full page.
> But it seems to be a hard requirement of a
> `doc-view-pdf->png-converter-function' that we can specify a page number
> to it, so I'm not sure how tricky it is to fit into what we have now.
> Maybe someone more familiar with doc-view could take a look.

Apparently it might also be possible to do it via AppleScript
(according to 

But both of those seem to focus on image manipulation and completely
skip describing the case of a PDF (or GIF, ...) that contains several
So yes, it might be doable but someone will have to play with
it to see exactly what can be done.

If it can only convert a whole document at a time, I think doc-view
could be adapted to accommodate that requirement.


reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]