RE: PDF to RTF extraction (experience with Iceni's Gemini)

Subject: RE: PDF to RTF extraction (experience with Iceni's Gemini)
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2001 09:31:07 -0500

FWIW, I have found working with PDFs is a GIGO thing . . . if you have
embedded PostScript fonts, then your chances of getting decent output are
better than if you used a Bizzillion un-embedded TrueType fonts (from one of
those 6,000 fonts for free offers).

However, extracting usable, formattable information from a PDF should really
be a last resort . . . workflows that include saving original application
documents and other life-savers, like importing graphics by reference or
linking, should be your first line of defense.


sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michele Marques [SMTP:marquesm -at- autros -dot- com]
> sara -at- e-sim -dot- co -dot- il writes about favourable experience's with this plugin. I
> was thinking that it might make sense for me instead of FrameMaker to RTF
> conversion (yes, I am also linking into direct FM/MIF to RTF conversions).
> I tried the demo, and found that all my text in Arial Bold (which are the
> settings for a common character style) were appearing in Wingding Bold!
> When
> I changed that text to Arial, I they were correct. I don't know if that
> was
> a "feature" of the demo (to make results unusable until the product is
> purchased) or if that is a weird bug.


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