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Re: editing a PDF [Re: emacs 30.5.0 editing epub]

From: Michael Heerdegen
Subject: Re: editing a PDF [Re: emacs 30.5.0 editing epub]
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 01:31:57 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13)

"" <> writes:

> It is kinda weird that, with all the many things that emacs can do, it
> can't take the info from doc-view (which obviously understands all the
> pieces of a pdf-- down to its bits-- and how they all go together to
> make a document) and edit it...

AFAIU it understands nothing at all - it just calls an external
converter to generate a set of png images it then displays.

> it's pretty much implausible to believe emacs *can't* do that.

I think if someone wants to work on something like that the result would
be welcome.  But this probably would have to be done from scratch, more
or less, and not be the smallest effort.


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