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

From: Jean Louis
Subject: Re: editing a PDF [Re: emacs 30.5.0 editing epub]
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 12:36:22 +0300
User-agent: Mutt/2.2.9+54 (af2080d) (2022-11-21)

* Bob Newell <> [2023-03-22 21:49]:
> I get sent PDFs all the time and it's often frustrating.
> However most of the time I need the text, not necessarily the
> formatting.  For that, there are various PDF to text
> converters which work to some degree (not so great with
> multi-column text for the most part).

Following references may be helpful to some people thinking to use
multi-column text in Emacs:

There is (info "(emacs) Two-Column") in Emacs manual.

Example output produced by using RCD Paps packag for Emacs:

GNU Emacs package: rcd-paps.el:

Any Emacs printing can produce such pages. 

> I realize this doesn't at all address the original question
> about editing PDFs in the true sense of editing.  But in a lot
> of cases text extraction may be good enough, depending on your
> purpose.

LibreaOffice Draw -- open PDF file and you will see you can edit many

Okular -- you can annotate and insert text

Scribus and Xournal


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