Re: [greenstone-devel] pdf conversion bug fix / enhancement

From Katherine Don
DateTue, 28 Jun 2005 09:14:02 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-devel] pdf conversion bug fix / enhancement
In-Reply-To (20050624144022-GA27782-mercycorps-org)
Hi Doug

Thanks for this. Please send the changes to me directly. Chi will be
working on improving PDFPlug soon, so we'll incorporate your
improvements then.
Probably sending us the modified files is easiest for us, but diffs
would be ok too.

Cheers,
Katherine

Doug Carter wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I've found a problem with pdf file conversion, that probably only effects
> my environment, but others may have the need as well. I have a fixed
> the problem, with modifications to gsConvert.pl and PDFPlug.pm.
>
> The problem is, with the current (2.60) release, a pdf file with only
> images (no text) will fail to build unless the -complex flag is set in
> the collect.cfg. The -complex feature works just fine, but creates a
> much larger collection. Since I create and distribute versions of our
> library on CD, I can't use the -complex flag.
>
> The pdftohtml.pl script can handle this type of pdf file, with the
> -a flag (allow images only - continue even if no text is present).
> However, gsConvert.pl and PDFPlug.pm have no way to pass this option
> to pdftohtml.pl.
>
> I've checked out the latest gsdl distribution from your cvs. What is
> the best way to give you these changes? diff -c?
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Doug
>
>
>
>
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