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Old 05-30-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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pdf--->> latex, graphics possible?


I have lost the source files of my report composed with latex and xfig.
Now as I only have the pdf-versioned files and would like to modify the report,
I need advise of someone who knows if there is a possibility to convert a
pdf file which includes text and images into another format, if possible latex file and xfig graphics, which is modifiable.

Any hint to a useful resource is also appreciated.


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Old 05-30-2004, 09:18 PM   #2
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I don't know of any off hand but I do think there is a tool called pdf2html you could use to convert the pdf to html, which might make it easier for you to then convert to another format, etc. Try searching for links or similiar tools.
Old 05-31-2004, 04:50 AM   #3
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No you can't ! LaTeX is a high level document description program, containing many information about the logical level of your document. PDF is a low level page description program. When you go from Latex to pdf, all your logical informations are lost. It's like transforming a vectorial graphic into tiff format. You still have few options :

1- Your modifications are small, and you need only to include new pages inside your old pdf files. Then "gs" has many options to combine various pdf or ps files into a single one. Refer to gs documentation.

2- Your modifications are serious. Then you can take a software which directly work with lowlevel pdf files. The only one I know is from adobe, "acrobat writer", very powerfull, but NOT FREE.


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