Richmond richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 5 07:49:28 EST 2010

On 12/05/2010 02:11 PM, Klaus on-rev wrote:
> Hi Richmond,
>> On 12/05/2010 10:41 AM, Anthony Howe wrote:
>>> My question was also not really around whether PDF export is possible, but rather if it was possible to open an existing PDF file (which was created in LC, or not) and add new data (like a personalized footer or header from LC app data for example), then, reexport it...as a PDF, ready for distribution.
>> As Livecode can export PDF documents without any real problems; were it capable of importing
>> them (as TEXT), mucking around with a PDF and re-exporting it would be dead easy.
>> SO . . . there are 2 questions that DO need to be asked:
>> 1. Import PDF as an image?
> Not right away, but e.g. on OSX you could use the command line tool "SIPS" to convert
> a PDF to JPG or PNG first. No idea about Windows/Linux.
>> 2. Import PDF as text?
> No.
> Best
> Klaus
> P.S.
> Sorry for my last posting, it mioght have sounded a bit more rude that I actually intended.
It 'mioght' have sounded a bit rude; however I have developed a fairly 
thick hide over the
years and I couldn't resist your comment about grammatical sentences with my
"master blaster" horrible sentence; intended as a joke, and nothing else 
. . .  :)

I also believe, Klaus (and the other "real" men on this use-list - who 
manage that, whether
male or female without the assistance of silly Ukrainians peddling 
rubbish) and I have,
many years ago, got 'beyond rude' and reached a happy equanimity.

However, notwithstanding funny or 'rude' remarks . . . I believe that 
Livecode would
greatly benefit from the ability to import PDF documents as images and 
as text (cross-platform).

Love, kisses, and as tomorrow is St Nicholas's day I will NOT make a 
fishy comment,


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