[sane-devel] Sugg: frontend to scan and append to pdf

Karl Heinz Kremer khk@khk.net
Thu, 11 Dec 2003 22:04:32 -0500

As Henning and Andras have suggested, converting scans to a PDF =20
document is
trivial (even though I would not use TeX for this), appending to a PDF =20=

a totally different matter. This is a pretty complex job. You need a
PDF library that allows you to read a PDF file and modify it's contents.

There are a number of commercial packages that can do this, but they are
all fairly expensive, and not open source.

Karl Heinz

On Dec 11, 2003, at 2:34 PM, John wrote:

> I have a suggestion for the Sane frontends (xsane?)
> and that is a scan and append to pdf feature.
> It is quite often that I want to scan a few pages and
> send them by email, preferably in one .pdf file that
> can be read by everyone.
> What I often do is scan each page and add as jpeg to a
> word processing document. This works but is time
> consuming and boring and technically unneccesary.
> I would like a utility that scans one full A4 page and
> writes it to a pdf, then ask me if I want to scan
> another one, if [yes] then I want the pdf to contain
> both pages.
> Do you agree this is something useful ? Is there a
> solution already ?
> (I think this can almost be done with a script, but I
> am not sure about the append to pdf part...)
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