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Re: OT: Is .RTF an Open Standard?

On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 18:21:38 -0600 (CST), Richard Cobbe wrote:

>Lo, on Wednesday, March 27, Kent West did write:
>>   .PDF and postscript are great display formats, but they're not very 
>> useful for actual editting. Besides, do most Windows apps (Word, 
>> WordPerfect) allow saving to this format?
>Not saving as such, but it is possible to convert a Word document to
>postscript (and then on to PDF through ps2pdf or something similar).
>Install a new printer, attached to the local machine, on port FILE:
>(instead of LPT1:), and select a driver for a postscript printer.  I
>usually use something like one of the HP LaserJets for this.  You may
>need to tweak the driver's options for maximum PS compatibility.  Then,
>open your app, print to this printer, type in the filename, and there
>you are.
>It is, however, a one-way translation; I don't know of any programs
>that allow you to open a PS file and edit it.

I just happened to notice:

pstoedit -- ps and pdf to editable vector graphics
pstotext -- extract text from pdf and ps files

It is interesting to note that as one evil empire (generic) fell,
another Evil Empire (tm)  began its nefarious rise. -- me
Coincidence?  I think not.

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