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Re: [xsl] PDF to XSL-FO
Subject: Re: [xsl] PDF to XSL-FO|
From: "Noel Golding" <noel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 10:12:16 -0500
One business problem would be to transform already existing pdf document to
xml. FO could be the first step to getting it into an xml schema for the
organization. I would benefit from such a tool.
-- Original Message -----
From: "W. Eliot Kimber" <eliot@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2002 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [xsl] PDF to XSL-FO
> Mark Seaborne wrote:
> > Just wondering if there are any tools to convert pdf to XSL-FO? I did
> > a quick Google search, but couldn't find anything obvious.
> This is, I think, an FAQ. The short answer is "no, it can't really be
> My question: why would you need this? What business problem would going
> from PDF to FO solve?
> Do you mean generating an FO instance from a PDF document or do you mean
> generating an XSLT style sheet that will generate an FO instance?
> I suppose one could, in theory, generate an FO instance that exactly
> reflects the formatting represented by the PDF data, but it would be
> very difficult to do and couldn't be done without either using the Adobe
> PDF library or re-implementing interpretation of the formatting
> instructions in the PDF. But the resulting FO would just be a more
> verbose, less complete version of the original PDF. It wouldn't be good
> for much except turning back into PDF again.
> W. Eliot Kimber, eliot@xxxxxxxxxx
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