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Re: Awesome PDF writer

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  • Subject: [mg64377] Re: Awesome PDF writer
  • From: David Bailey <dave at>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 03:31:48 -0500 (EST)
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Ed Peschko wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 13, 2006 at 03:15:19AM -0500, David Annetts wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>>> For those that have tried to create quality PDFs from 
>>> Mathematica using Adobe, it can be a disappointing 
>>> experience.  Some things are handled well, some are not.
>>> The same can be said for postscript -> Ghostview -> PDF.
>>> I found a free PDF printer driver that has worked incredible so far.
>>> It is free as in FREE.  No popups.  Although it only works 
>>> under windows, it seems to work exceptionally well so far.
>> Just by way of information, there is also PDFCreator
>> (  It's open source and has
>> worked very well as a Windows printer for a few years now.
>> Regards,
>> Dave.
> hey all,
> I'm wondering if there is an equivalent PDF editor - the problem IMO with
> the printer drivers above is AFAICT they create PDF black boxes, not 
> documents that you can edit.
> Does anyone know of a decent PDF editor along the above lines?
> Ed
I would have thought that the PDF file must more or less inevitably be a 
black box. A PDF editor could not 'know' about notebook structure. Why 
not edit the notebook and recreate the PDF file?

David Bailey

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