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Re: edit pdf's

On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 02:08:58PM -0400, Antonio Rodriguez wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 01:01:16PM -0400, Matt Price wrote:
> > On Tue, May 11, 2004 at 11:30:11AM -0400, Ralph Katz wrote:
> > 
> > thanks for the flues folks.  pdftohtml -- which I confess I *did*
> > already know about, sorry, should havesaid so -- won't work so well
> > for me, i odn't think;  these are scanned-in texts from the jstor
> > journal collection, and it's important I keep the pages in order...  
> > 
> > as ,er, someone mentioned earlier (don't have the thread in front of
> > me at the moment), a complex process involving gimp and pdftops seems
> > to be the best bet, but it's insanely labour-intensive for long
> > documents, so I may forego the whole project.  thx all though.  
> > 
> Well, if you have scanned all the pages in about the same position,
> and you can establish reassonably well the coordinates of the crop,
> you can write a script that does all the work in one step (containing
> all the inner steps).
The imagemagick package contains 'convert' which can take pdf as input
perform various transformations including cropping. This might be a little
easier than pdf2ps+gimp


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