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Last post Author Topic: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf  (Read 7485 times)

tomos

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2012, 04:11:38 PM »
a-pdf.com require ghostcript from sourceforge.
A little complicated.

what's complicated about that? :P
maybe the way a-pdf interacts with ghostcript? - I've never used a-pdf but I do use PDFCreator (also on sourceforge) as my PDF printer - it automatically installs ghostscript.
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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2012, 04:21:50 PM »
a-pdf.com require ghostcript from sourceforge.
A little complicated.

what's complicated about that? :P
maybe the way a-pdf interacts with ghostcript? - I've never used a-pdf but I do use PDFCreator (also on sourceforge) as my PDF printer - it automatically installs ghostscript.

 :o
I also use pdfcreator, but now I am installing in virtual machines. it's new for me.
 :-[

kilele

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2012, 07:01:56 PM »
@Contro
It seems the approach of creating a toc based on keywords is not practical because your docs may have heading styles so the resultig toc would be a mess.
Hey have you tried nitro? Look for "text masking" on this page.
Good luck!

Contro

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2012, 12:34:56 AM »
@Contro
It seems the approach of creating a toc based on keywords is not practical because your docs may have heading styles so the resultig toc would be a mess.
Hey have you tried nitro? Look for "text masking" on this page.
Good luck!

I'll try. Best Regards kilele.


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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #29 on: November 20, 2012, 07:37:24 AM »
If you're in the UK (and who knows, maybe even if you're not), there will be a 50% sale at the Nuance shop: shop.nuance.co.uk (sale begins midnight Thursday, ends midnight Monday). The relevant software would be PDF Converter Professional 8 at GBP49.99 and OmniPage 18 (for OCR) at GBP39.99.

Does anyone have experience with either of these? It seems that the latter would make the former redundant, as once you've OCR-ed your PDF, you pretty much have it converted to Word.

I have used OmniPage SE v.4 (a neutered version of v. 15) occasionally, as it came bundled with my scanner, and it worked OK, though I still had to do quite a bit of manual editing. In more recent times I have used ABBYY Screenshot reader for small sections, which works fantastically well, but I'd like to start converting long PDF documents now.

So I'm just wondering if there are some free or superior OCR programs at the same price that can do a decent OCR of PDF docs (mainly academic journal articles).

I see that  ABBYY FineReader 11 Pro is also on sale at downloadbuyer.com (never used that site), but it's a lot pricier at GBP64.36.

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #30 on: November 23, 2012, 06:53:35 AM »
Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf

I don't know how automatic the process is but here is another bookmark creator for PDFs: PDF Bookmarks

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #31 on: November 23, 2012, 07:37:41 AM »
seems like a good idea for a nany entry focused on "automatic pdf bookmarking"

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Re: Creating automatic bookmarks in a pdf
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2012, 06:22:38 PM »
 :)

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