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Old 01-07-2005, 10:42 PM   #1
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Type into a PDF and save the changes?


Type into a PDF and save the changes.


Is there a PDF program that will do this, one program, pretty much out of the box?

Converting the PDF to something like a text file, adding text, and converting back would be OK if it actually worked. I tried eprint with Windows, either I couldn't figure it out, or it really is so wanky as to be unusable for what I am wanting to do.

All I am wanting to do is to down load these job applications in PDF, and type into them before I print them out.

Thanks for any help and replies,
 
Old 01-07-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if there is an open-source program that can write to PDF. PDF is a Adobe format.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:23 AM   #3
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There are several *nix apps: try converting to PS (postcript) format. Add whatever you need to add, then revert to pdf via ps2pdf.
If you are using a Linux box, first run 'updatedb', then 'locate ps2' to see what apps turns up.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 06:00 PM   #4
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Easiest way to convert to postscript is is to use pdf2ps.
(opposite algorithm of ps2pdf).

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Old 01-08-2005, 07:06 PM   #5
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Openoffice can export to PDF, but a good way I use to write for a PDF (and it's pretty) is using LaTeX and using texi2pdf.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 09:36 AM   #6
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Thanks everyone,

I am gathering this info but wont get to try for a few days, I will post back with an update after that.

Thanks again,
 
Old 01-16-2005, 06:05 PM   #7
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Ok, the converting went fine, but the "add what you want" part is not going so well.

Am I thinking correctly that I need to learn how to write postscript from the ground up?

Is there an app that will open the new ps file and allow me to work with it in a "wysiwyg" fashion?

Thanks for your help and replies,
 
Old 01-16-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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tiagomadeira, I have not yet figured out how to work with LaTex and texi2pdf
From what I have read so far I think I will have pretty much the same situation with LaTex and texi2pdf?
 
  


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