Talk:PDF, PS and DjVu

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Latest comment: 16 September 2023 by Fhy in topic Create a PDF from images

Rename Basic Editors section

I would rename this section in something like "Page Editors" or something like that, because that's what they really do.

I would leave the word "Editor" for software that can actually act on the content of a page (insert/move/delete objects).

So I would rename the "Advanced Editors" into "Editors".

Fhy (talk) 19:43, 16 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The world of PDF editors is a weird one since they werent meant to be edited in the first place so I fully support some more clarity

> software that can actually act on the content of a page

How about we rename that section to exactly that, "Content editor"

> "Page Editors"

What do you think about "layout editor" which sounds a bit more clear to me.

Nici (talk) 02:34, 17 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Add k2pdfopt to the wiki ?

https://www.willus.com/k2pdfopt/ An extremely usefull tool. Tough to build AUR package, but there's someone keeping up with the hard work, https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/k2pdfopt/ Not sure where to put it in the article.Not sure if it was suggested before.

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Scaling pdf

I think it would be nice to discuss scaling pdf. I found a couple answers but found no supporting documentation in terms of how the posters found these answers.

https://superuser.com/questions/676013/scaling-pdf-content-and-page-dimensions-from-command-line/676090#676090?newreg=9f301e4e969c4d948dffe786b56609a0

https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/146852/print-pdf-scaled-down-and-aligned


ThinkPad (talk) 02:29, 3 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Create a PDF from images

The man page of ImageMagick states "convert: Available for Backward compatiblity with ImageMagick's version 6 convert(1). Essentially, it is just an alias to a restrictive form of the magick(1) command, which should be used instead."

I think the wiki should recommend

$ magick input_1.jpg input_2.jpg Input_3.jpg out.pdf

Gerard (talk) 23:04, 29 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The section PDF, PS and DjVu#Create a PDF from images uses gm convert, not convert. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 07:59, 3 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I put instructions for ImageMagick as well (note the command is magick convert, just convert is deprecated) Fhy (talk) 05:04, 16 September 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]