[Novalug] Viewing/Printing/Exporting a pdf document
bdalzell at qis.net
Sat Jan 31 07:35:42 EST 2009
On Sat, 31 Jan 2009, Charles M Howe wrote:
CMH >I may have asked this question earlier, I have turned a file created by
CMH >the oo word processor into a pdf file. Now I would like to read it and
CMH >email it. How do I do this? I haven't even been able to read it, not to
CMH >mention email it.
There are a number of free pdf viewers for linux.
Which linux are you running.
Ubuntu comes with one already installed. All you have to do is click on
the pdf document and it should open.
otherwise you can go online and look for xpdf.
To export. In some cases (depending on the pdf viewer's capabilities) once
the viewer is opened all you need to do is select the contents, copy it to
the clip board and then paste it into your text editor (such as gedit).
Then save the text file.
Similarly you can either e-mail it as a pdf file attached to an e-mail or
paste the copied text into the e-mail.
When you export the text out you will loose special formatting such as
font sizes and colors but the paragraphs will stay ok. Columnar stuff may
be messed up (as in tables and side by side paragraphs).
Here is a link describing a couple of techniques:
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