Bug ID: 116225
Summary: Create an Acrobat Professional equivilent to complete
the open productivity suite
Currently PDF handling, management, manipulation and advanced functionality
such as OCRing and creating forms are non existent in one single open source
package. It would benefit a great deal of people to have an equivalent of
Adobes' Acrobat Professional. A slight overview of what it can do are OCR in
place, reordering pages on the fly via drag and drop, merging PDFs, writing
PDFs, saving outputs from any desired pages found in a PDF and several others.
An exhaustive list of its functionality would prove unhelpful because it deals
with proprietary services and features which exist only with Adobe software.
Aforementioned abilities are most relevant. There is good news for this project
because it does not need to be written from scratch, there exist powerful and
very capable open source solutions to bits and peices of aformentioned
functionality specifically they are:
-Tesseract OCR engine, will gain openCL support soon
-pdftk - powerful pdf manipulation
-imagemagic,gimp,gegl PDF capable image manipulation
there several more but those are the ones I know of and they constitute a great
deal of what is required for this project to be a success. Such an open source
software will cause great attention from all over the computing landscape,
libreoffice will be taken more seriously by academia and industry alike and it
will gain more users because of it.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Choose to do something useful with a PDF document
2.Realize all methods are either command line or don't fulfill what you desire
3.Post bug to hugely successful libreoffice creativity suite to make a solution
Lets hope it works
Please give it serious consideration.
User Profile Reset: No
Many well made tools are well are already available to do bits and pieces of
the big picture
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