[nycbug-talk] editting pdf's... (dot dot dot)
okan at demirmen.com
Tue Feb 22 23:26:13 EST 2005
On Tue 2005.02.22 at 23:15 -0500, Freeman, Joshua wrote:
> One possibility is to use some kind of OCR app. to convert the PDF to an editable file... unfortunately though, I don't think you can go from 'pdf' to OCR... I think the OCR apps. want you to actually have a paper version that you scan first, thus converting the paper document to an image, either a .tif or .pdf or .jpg....
that's interesting....wondering one can fool some OCR out there to take
a file as input rather than an image from a scanner...
> You've asked an interesting and challenging question!
we'll see how this all plays out... ;)
> Joshua S. Freeman
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> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] editting pdf's... (dot dot dot)
> On Feb 22, 2005, at 11:01 PM, Okan Demirmen wrote:
> > so in my quest to have a paperless office, i'm struggling with one
> > big thing: faxing/emailing back forms sent or downloaded in pdf
> > form.
> 'Paperless office'? You're so 1991. . .
> > thought i'd hit up this knowledgable list to see if anyone has any
> > bright ideas ;)
> > obivously the faxing thing is not an issue (faxmodem+hylafax), nor
> > the emailing part;) the part about filling out forms that come
> > across the wire as pdf. i'm aware that adobe can edit certain
> > "fillable" pdf forms, but the majority of stuff out there is not
> > of that type - besides, i'm not going to bye adobe to fill this gap ;)
> > are there any ideas out there? is coverting the pdf to an image,
> > then editing that image a valid, and sane, idea? ideas? or maybe a
> > hit on the head with a good cluestick that has the magic google
> > search keywords ;)
> Buy a Mac and buy the full version of Acrobat. . .
> Would love to hear some insight on this. . .
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