Reading PDF documents

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Sun Oct 2 13:28:04 EDT 2011


On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 12:36 PM, Roger Eller wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 2, 2011 at 9:30 AM, Bernard Devlin wrote:
>
> I just downloaded one of the binaries from the IM download site (the
>> zip file that is meant to require no installation/windows registry
>> atlerations).  No compilation was involved.  No error messages were
>> thrown up in the installation (i.e. unzipping process).  I found what
>> I took to be the GUI interface to IM, and fired it up.  No errors.
>>
>>  The zip file was indeed 43mb, which expanded  out to 109mb.
>
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> <snip>
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>>  A LiveCode + IM exe/dll + Ghostscript exe/dll might still be smaller
>> than...
>
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> <snip>
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>>
>> Bernard
>
>
> An earlier post mentioned that IM actually uses GS to do postscript and PDF
> conversions.  That is why in my experience, just using the GS command-line
> features were simpler and required nothing more than LiveCode shell, and GS
> to convert a PDF to a multitude of LC compatible bitmap formats.  So, is IM
> an unnecessary layer?  I think so if indeed IM needs GS to do this.
>
> ˜Roger
>
>

I found these short instructions, which you can also shell from LC to
perform a 'silent install' of GhostScript, thus reducing confusion and
frustration of the end user.

http://theether.net/kb/100096

˜Roger



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