RE: PDF to RTF extraction (Anybody have any experience with Iceni 's G emini?)

Subject: RE: PDF to RTF extraction (Anybody have any experience with Iceni 's G emini?)
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 09:18:31 -0500

Ok:

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Balchunas, John [SMTP:JBalchunas -at- orgtek -dot- com]
>
> I'm looking into ways to facilitate PDF to Word conversions, so that one
> of
> our national companies can translate parts of one of our manuals into
> their
> own training manual (which is not an official release by the company as a
> whole).
>
Um, okay.

> We are accustomed to only releasing PDFs outside of our department
> in order to ensure that text is not changed without our knowledge.
>
Um, okay.

> If we
> can find a way to effectively extract all the text/graphics out of a PDF
> into a RTF/DOC file, it would allow us to avoid sending the source file
> out
> of our department.
>
Um, I'm confused. The text is being changed with your knowledge. Why not
send the source files? PDF is not meant to be word-processed. Why make the
national company translators jump through such hoops **since** you have
already decided to let them edit the content? Just send the source files.

> Just curious if anyone has any experience with an Acrobat Plugin by Iceni
> called Gemini? I've had surprisingly decent results with the demo, and
> was
> curious if anyone has bought the plug-in and had good/bad experiences?
> Any thoughts would be appreciated...
>
I think editing PDFs is the wrong way to go. Hand over the source files.

Sean
sean -at- quodata -dot- com


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