[pdftex] PDF Converter vs. PDF Distiller

Michael Chapman pdftex at mchapman.com
Fri Aug 7 10:07:37 CEST 2009

On Thursday 06 August 2009 9:49 pm, you wrote:
> Hi John,
> I stumbled on your page
> http://www.tug.org/pipermail/pdftex/2003-November/004537.html  and got your
> e-mail address from there.  I must say that I really did not understand
> some of what was discussed but it lead me to believe that you are
> experienced in this field.  Our company is looking for one program that can
> combine several PDF pages (documents) into one, add the "sign here" sticker
	?pdfpages package of PdfTex

> and also convert pages from PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.  
	Never tried it but Open Office might (for 1 and 3)
	Excel is what, a spreadsheet? If so I cannot see there being
		enough data in a PDF for _anything_ to know 'what
		to put where' and with what relationships between them.
		If the material is in a fixed format you could always
		write a script ... ....
> I've seen
> advertisements for Converts and Distillers but not one program that does
> both.  
> Is there anything available?  And where would I look?
> Any assistance you can forward would be much appreciated,
> Donna


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