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David A. Cobb
Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:30:09 -0500
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Recently attempting to edit an Adobe PDF file, I read up on the format
and opened it into emacs (18.104.22.168 GTK+ as packaged in Ubuntu
"emacs-snapshot.") I expected to see the textual content: %PDF-1.6 .....
Instead, WOW! emacs actually rendered the document.
The mode-line says "DocView" mode, and I can switch back and forth
between rendition and text. I haven't yet found whether I can modify it
and correctly render the changes. Before I can do that, I will need to
decode the content streams contained in the original. Obviously (I
think) the code is in there somewhere in order for emacs to render the
Then, I tried finding something about this "DocView" in the Info
system. Sorry, no cigar. Then I tried googling my way through gnu.org
for something about DocView. No joy there either. Without some clue as
to what I'm looking for, it is not likely I'll find it. And, without
some Info help, it is not likely I can get full use out of it.
So, please, where do I find the code libraries and the documentation for
David A. Cobb, retired mainframe t-rex.
- DocView ?,
David A. Cobb <=