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Old 06-06-2008, 08:49 AM
Knapp
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 10:11 AM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:

I have several PDFs in a terrible illegible font that I must read. The

PDFs are text, as confirmed by copying and pasting the contents from

KPDF to Open Office Writer. Is there a PDF reader that allows the user

to override fonts, thus saving me a step? Thanks in advance.



Dotan Cohen


Maybe an OCR program?

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Old 06-06-2008, 10:32 AM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

2008/6/6 Knapp <magick.crow@gmail.com>:
> Maybe an OCR program?
>

No need for OCR as the document is _already_ in text. I just need to
override the embedded font.

Dotan Cohen

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Old 06-06-2008, 11:39 AM
"Phil Bieber"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

Hi!
Today I read an article at http://www.oooninja.com/ that there is a
new extension for OpenOffice for importing PDFs... maybe that is
helpful. Or just save 'em with KOffice as a ODF or txt file...
Just a thought.

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Old 06-06-2008, 02:23 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

2008/6/6 Phil Bieber <philbieber@gmail.com>:
> Hi!
> Today I read an article at http://www.oooninja.com/ that there is a
> new extension for OpenOffice for importing PDFs... maybe that is
> helpful. Or just save 'em with KOffice as a ODF or txt file...
> Just a thought.
>

Thanks. Kword could not display these files properly. I have not
installed OOo3 and the filter to test if OOo can or cannot display
these PDF files.

In a general sense, is there no PDF reader that can override embedded fonts?

Dotan Cohen

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http://gibberish.co.il
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Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
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Old 06-06-2008, 03:55 PM
Knapp
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 4:23 PM, Dotan Cohen <dotancohen@gmail.com> wrote:

2008/6/6 Phil Bieber <philbieber@gmail.com>:

> Hi!

> Today I read an article at http://www.oooninja.com/ that there is a

> new extension for OpenOffice for importing PDFs... maybe that is

> helpful. Or just save 'em with KOffice as a ODF or txt file...

> Just a thought.

>



Thanks. Kword could not display these files properly. I have not

installed OOo3 and the filter to test if OOo can or cannot display

these PDF files.



In a general sense, is there no PDF reader that can override embedded fonts?



Dotan Cohen



http://what-is-what.com

http://gibberish.co.il

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Outside the box.
Can you hex edit a PDF and change the font or is it compressed and whatnot? Or better yet rename a font on your system to the same as what it is using?

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1. Sun Tzu said: Raising a host of a hundred thousand
men and marching them great distances entails heavy loss
on the people and a drain on the resources of the State.
The daily expenditure will amount to a thousand ounces

of silver. There will be commotion at home and abroad,
and men will drop down exhausted on the highways.
As many as seven hundred thousand families will be impeded
in their labor.

2. Hostile armies may face each other for years,

striving for the victory which is decided in a single day.
This being so, to remain in ignorance of the enemy's
condition simply because one grudges the outlay of a hundred
ounces of silver in honors and emoluments, is the height

of inhumanity.
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Donn
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

> In a general sense, is there no PDF reader that can override embedded
> fonts?
I would have thought this was obvious, but looking at the settings of kpdf I
was amazed to see nothing about fonts! So, you have a genuine puzzle here.
Perhaps Acrobat?

The only other idea I have is to open the pdf in Scribus (if it can) and then
select-all (or some toolor other) and change it, save and view again.

hth
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Old 06-06-2008, 04:19 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

2008/6/6 Donn <donn.ingle@gmail.com>:
>> In a general sense, is there no PDF reader that can override embedded
>> fonts?
> I would have thought this was obvious, but looking at the settings of kpdf I
> was amazed to see nothing about fonts! So, you have a genuine puzzle here.
> Perhaps Acrobat?

I thought that it would be easy as well. I just went through
bugs.kde.org and found this:
http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=137062

> The only other idea I have is to open the pdf in Scribus (if it can) and then
> select-all (or some toolor other) and change it, save and view again.

Scribus is complaining that pdfs are an unsupported format for me,
despite the fact that pdf is on the list of file types to open

Dotan Cohen

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Old 06-06-2008, 04:37 PM
Donn
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

> Scribus is complaining that pdfs are an unsupported format for me,
> despite the fact that pdf is on the list of file types to open
Another wild idea, assuming the pdfs are simple text-down-the-page (and not
with sidebars etc) is to convert to text. Try pdftotext on the cli.


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Old 06-06-2008, 04:45 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

2008/6/6 Donn <donn.ingle@gmail.com>:
>> Scribus is complaining that pdfs are an unsupported format for me,
>> despite the fact that pdf is on the list of file types to open
> Another wild idea, assuming the pdfs are simple text-down-the-page (and not
> with sidebars etc) is to convert to text. Try pdftotext on the cli.
>

Thank you. pdftotext works fine and exports all the text, however,
these are engineering documents and there are diagrams and graphs that
are critical to the document.

Dotan Cohen

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Old 06-06-2008, 05:05 PM
"Dotan Cohen"
 
Default PDF reader that lets one override fonts

2008/6/6 Donn <donn.ingle@gmail.com>:
>> these are engineering documents and there are diagrams and graphs that
>> are critical to the document.
> pdfimages might help, but the context will be hard to establish.
>
> In a nutshell: konsole -> pdf, tab tab
>

I have tried everything installed on the system that starts with pdf*

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