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Date:      Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:29:55 +0300
From:      "Emre Sahin" <i.emre.sahin@gmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: pdf editor
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On 9/27/06, Xiao-Yong Jin <xj2106@columbia.edu> wrote:
> Anton Shterenlikht <mexas@bristol.ac.uk> writes:
>
[...]
> >
> > Lately I was sending them pdfs and got in reply some pdfs that can
> > only be viewed properly with the latest acrobat, and their comments
> > are only visible on the screen anyway and cannot at all be printed.
> >
> > So what do I do? More broadly, what is the solution for cross-
> > platform (*nix - windows - vms) editing of a complex document, with
> > lots of maths, line plots and raster images?
>
> I think any kind of mark-up file format that is open will do.
> Such as LaTeX.  Graphics is the hard part, any way.
>
> Xiao-Yong
>

Maybe not here, but in some cases pdftohtml in
http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdftohtml/
may help.

HTML seems to be the most easily edited format across platforms, yet
it is not for printing on paper. For math, MathML support or inline
images may be a solution.

Ah! By the way, you can see LyX at www.lyx.org. It's like a front-end
to LaTeX. The version in the ports is 1.3.x, which is a bit older.
(But will give you the idea.) It has a Windows version running on top
of MikTeX and the version in the ports works on tetex.

It's not perfect for a Word addict and may need some tutorial reading,
yet much comfortable than plain LaTeX.

Best.

Emre



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