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PDF viewers ... PDF editing libraries?

PDF viewers ... PDF editing libraries?

Posted Dec 2, 2004 15:53 UTC (Thu) by kfiles (subscriber, #11628)
In reply to: PDF viewers ... PDF editing libraries? by tekNico
Parent article: The Grumpy Editor's Guide to PDF Viewers

> $ apt-cache show pdftk
> ...
>  If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic stapler-remover,
>  hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a
>  simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents.

And pdftk itself uses the handy Java iText libraries for actual PDF composition/decomposition. iText can specifically address the author's desire to modify PDF content inline. And if you don't want to use run-time Java interpreting, you can copy pdftk's technique of precompiling to native code using gjc.

See:
  http://www.lowagie.com/iText/

--kirby


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