[texhax] Changing papersize

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Wed Mar 24 21:00:20 CET 2010

2010/3/24 Pierre MacKay <pierre.mackay at comcast.net>:
> PDF is a Black  Box solution.  You can't analyse its content, absent some
> grossly expensive commercial software.  You can't get usable PostScript from

--verbose please

qpdf --qpdf foo.pdf bar.pdf
vi bar.pdf
fix-qpdf < bar.pdf > baz.pdf

Or use podofobrowser

> it.  since everything you really need is compressed and encrypted, and all
> the Structure Comments are eliminated.  That means that you can't repair the
> Postscript in a text editor.  You can't deal with the annual botched
> updates---like the one that suppresses all the characters in the Adobe
> Expert character set---unless you purchase annual upgrades.

There's a world outside of Adobe...

> There is no sense of archival stability in PDF.  (Just try an old PDF



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