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Re: [Groff] `fi' makes trouble in pdf

From: Deri James
Subject: Re: [Groff] `fi' makes trouble in pdf
Date: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:27:20 +0100
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On Mon 02 Jun 2014 14:22:48 Tadziu Hoffmann wrote:
> > How do you recommend `disassembling' a PDF to inspect
> > its contents?  I'm happy grokking PostScript but want to
> > see the PDF's structure so pdf2ps's output, for example,
> > isn't suitable.
> There is a wonderful program called "qpdf" that converts a
> PDF file into an equivalent PDF file optionally performing a
> number of conversions, such as uncompressing the contents
> (then it's called a "QDF file", but it's still legal PDF).
> It has a companion program "fix-qdf" that updates the internal
> pointers in case the byte-offsets of the objects shift around
> when you edit the file.

Hi Tadziu, 

Just looked at qpdf. It seems more useful than pdftk, thanks for the heads up.


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