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.pdf to .tex

Postby gosha » Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:01 pm

hello,
is there a way to convert a pdf file (generated, you guess it, through msword) to a .tex file with all the formatting, so that I could simply modify it and re-convert it to pdf?
Thank you

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Postby localghost » Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:41 pm

Answer yourself the question if it is possible to separate a cake to its ingredients. The same is true for PDF files.


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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:09 pm

Hi gosha,

that's not possible. You could use LaTeX for small modifications like insertion of some text.
But I think you have to write the LaTeX code for that document by yourself.

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Postby porky_pig_jr » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:21 pm

localghost wrote:Answer yourself the question if it is possible to separate a cake to its ingredients. The same is true for PDF files.


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Not exactly true. You *can* convert .pdf back to .doc format. There are some free conversion tools available. Yes, the original question is "pdf to tex", but the file was originally doc format, so at least you can convert it back and edit from msword.

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Postby localghost » Mon Jan 12, 2009 10:55 pm

porky_pig_jr wrote:Not exactly true. You *can* convert .pdf back to .doc format. There are some free conversion tools available. Yes, the original question is "pdf to tex", but the file was originally doc format, so at least you can convert it back and edit from msword.

May be. But from my point of view it would be less time consuming when taking a PDF viewer, or even better GSview/Ghostscript, saving the plain text and restructuring the document from scratch with LaTeX.
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Postby gosha » Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:48 am

thank you all, I knew you can convert pdf to doc, this is why I asked.


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