linux pdf creator ?

John Griffiths john at
Wed Aug 29 21:08:21 EST 2001

At 11:13 AM 8/29/01 +1000, Michael Still wrote:
>On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, John Griffiths wrote:
>> At 09:31 AM 8/29/01 +1000, Drake Diedrich wrote:
>> >
>> While on the subject of pdf does anyone know of linux tools to
>> manipulate the acrobat file info "General Info" section? brought up
>> using Ctrl-D in Acrobat?
>This information is stored in the PDF file as text (albiet possibly
>unicode text). It is fairly programatically easy to change the text and
>then update the various byte offsets in the xref table so that the PDF
>still works. Then again, I am not aware of a package that does this at the
>moment... You could try looking in the comp.text.pdf FAQ
>(, or at the tools pages at
>If the length of the string doesn't change, then you don't even need to
>worry about the byte offsets. Perhaps padding the strings with spaces to a
>known length?
>After this coming week I might have enough time to look into this sort of
>thing... I wont make any promises though.

well I'd be happy to help test it! (if it was a plug-in to xpdf it'd be a complete repalcement to acrobat exchange for the functionality I use)

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