[pdftex] How to covert pdf file into latex file?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Wed Jul 12 22:16:08 CEST 2006

Gerree Pecht wrote in response to Chen Hongjun-r66092:

> I don't believe there is a package that convert's PDF files into
> LaTeX markup files.  Does anyone out there know of any type conversion 
> package?  I'm not sure ... but ... I believe the reason that there may not 
> be any such package is due to the fear of changing/editing scientific 
> papers without the author's knowledge ... I could be wrong ...


simpler than that: the information required isn't there in the pdf
file (any more than it is in an ordinary dvi file or a ps file).

see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/texfaq2html?label=recovertex

the best bet is to produce plain text output and re-mark it up, imo.

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