[NTG-context] strange (?) exporting from pdf

andrea valle valle at di.unito.it
Tue Oct 18 01:10:14 CEST 2005


Thanks to all. I'm still struggling to find a way to share easily 
common documents with non-Context world. I thought I would have solved 
passing directly form the final pdf output to doc/rtf format, but it 
seems that I will have to give up.

Best

-a-

On 17 Oct 2005, at 10:27, Hans Hagen wrote:

> andrea valle wrote:
>
>> Hi to all,
>> I was trying to convert form pdf to rtf in order to share docs with 
>> non-conTeXt people. Acrobat 7.0 allows with "save as" to export to 
>> many formats.
>> When I convert a pdf created with MSword (or something like: I tried 
>> also with some on-line pdfs) I have substantially no problems.
>> But when I convert pdfs created with context or latex I have no blank 
>> spaces in the output rtf. Also, accents became autonomous ' (like in 
>> source). This seems to be systematic: same behavior with conversion 
>> to  doc or html, same behavior if I use Trapeze converter instead of 
>> Acrobat.
>>
>> E.g.:
>> pdf in            -->        out (rtf, doc, ...):
>>                questo � un test     -->     questo`euntest
>>
>> I suppose it depends on pedf source generation.
>> Any hints?
>
> tex does not have a space, and spacing ends up in skips; also, 
> sometimes slot 32 is used for whatever char needs a slot;
> your problem is not related to pdftex, but a bug in the exporter which 
> is unable to handle arbitrary encodings
> an option is to use texnansi encoding which is the least problematic 
> one
> Hans
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Andrea Valle
DAMS - Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione
Università degli Studi di Torino
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