PDF form question

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Thu Jan 22 20:48:08 UTC 2009

On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 2:15 PM, Bart Silverstrim
<bsilver at chrononomicon.com> wrote:
> I don't know for sure, but pdftops flattened the pdf file...the default
> text was there, but uneditable when I used evince to re-open it.
> Inkscape opens the file but there's no text field to edit. I can add
> text by hand at that point, but then for some reason I have to export it
> or some of the graphics won't print (weird!)
> Preview on the Mac apparently edits and prints the text as would be
> expected.

You could always try the "brute-force" method - open the PDF in GIMP
(select an appropriate size and resolution for the poster), then erase
the default text and put your own in there.  Not elegant, but should
work, unless the graphics are too complex to edit the image easily.

I'm a graphic designer - if you want to pass the PDF along, I'll poke
it a bit in AI and InDesign.  No promises though ;)


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