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Old 08-27-2007, 07:55 PM   #136
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I am wondering if I can download rasterfarian 2.5?
There is no link on the forum.
Could you direct me?
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:26 PM   #137
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We've disabled the downloads because we discovered that the current package includes an expired trial version of commercial software, and MobileRead makes it a point to avoid knowingly distributing such things.

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Old 08-28-2007, 12:00 AM   #138
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medavidson, this certainly was about your morality. you're just jumping on the "i just wanted to keep mobileread safe" reason because it's the only one thats justifiable. However, it's not a good one. If anyone whose business it actually was to care about this thing had a problem, they would've contacted mobileread same as you. Why don't you run off now and go identify some verbatim quoted press releases? keep mobileread safe!


anyway, pdinfo's job is pretty simple. it just prints out the page count and bookmarks. writing a program that does this with a pdf library should be trivial. this is one reason why this issue re pdinfo is damn stupid in the first place. oh no... mobileread's hosting wAreZ. come here to download the most important piece of a $350 pdf package... the binary that just prints out page numbers!

anyone care to recommend a good library? preferably for .net?
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:20 AM   #139
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Hi Alex,

I am not an expert, but here are a few open-source PDF libraries/tools I found through googling:

Of course there is always the option to point users to the demo download page of pdf-tools should we continue to use the existing program modules (pdcat, pdinfo) .
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:44 AM   #140
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medavidson, this certainly was about your morality. you're just jumping on the "i just wanted to keep mobileread safe" reason because it's the only one thats justifiable. However, it's not a good one. If anyone whose business it actually was to care about this thing had a problem, they would've contacted mobileread same as you. Why don't you run off now and go identify some verbatim quoted press releases? keep mobileread safe!


anyway, pdinfo's job is pretty simple. it just prints out the page count and bookmarks. writing a program that does this with a pdf library should be trivial. this is one reason why this issue re pdinfo is damn stupid in the first place. oh no... mobileread's hosting wAreZ. come here to download the most important piece of a $350 pdf package... the binary that just prints out page numbers!

anyone care to recommend a good library? preferably for .net?
Alex,

PLEASE stop trying to shift the blame for your actions onto Mark. He has done absolutely nothing wrong; it is you who are breaking the law.

MobileRead is a "legit" site; we, as MR Editors, most definitely do care about issues of this nature. The company which hosts this web site has, in the past, shown themselves willing to shut down sites at the merest mention of copyright infringement. We have got to take these matter very seriously indeed.

You may believe that these matters are unimportant - that's fine; you're free to think that - but we take these matters seriously and we encourage all MR members to report possible copyright infringement issues to us.

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Old 09-03-2007, 07:46 AM   #141
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Please don't ask people to send you illegal software, jaffer.

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Old 09-03-2007, 07:47 AM   #142
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Could you please stop spamming? Alternatives to RasterFarian would be PDFRead and pdflrf.

EDIT: Oops, Harry was faster ...
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:55 AM   #143
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Ok sorry. Pdfread takes forever and makes images look horrible and pdf2lrf splits off the bottom sliver of pages and puts them at the top of a new page and leaves the rest blank. Rasterfarian just treated me very well.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:02 AM   #144
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pdf2lrf splits off the bottom sliver of pages and puts them at the top of a new page and leaves the rest blank
It's possible to disable that feature. I don't know about the GUI (haven't tested it yet), but with the command line the option would be:
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-n, --nosplitpage           Do not split pages across images  (default=off)

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Old 09-03-2007, 12:57 PM   #145
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I dunno I am using the gui version, and when I take the check mark out of split pages it still does it. If it weren't for this simple little thing I would love the program.
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Old 09-03-2007, 02:20 PM   #146
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I dunno I am using the gui version, and when I take the check mark out of split pages it still does it. If it weren't for this simple little thing I would love the program.
Ive used it and I've set it not to split pages and it works fine. You also need to turn off Split Pages, Smart Cut, and Run Pages.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:32 PM   #147
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Ive used it and I've set it not to split pages and it works fine. You also need to turn off Split Pages, Smart Cut, and Run Pages.
Strangely when I run it with these options I get a document that has several pages that are just a tiny image at the top left smaller than a postage stamp with the rest of the page all shrunk into this small image where as the rest of the pages are fine out of a 148pg document there are probably 30-40 pages that turned out like that.
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Strangely when I run it with these options I get a document that has several pages that are just a tiny image at the top left smaller than a postage stamp with the rest of the page all shrunk into this small image where as the rest of the pages are fine out of a 148pg document there are probably 30-40 pages that turned out like that.
Use the options to cut the pages and see what happens. What I am thinking is that there is junk on the very outside of the pages that cause them to not be able to have the margins cut enough. It sounds like a very poorly created PDF.
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Old 09-03-2007, 11:53 PM   #149
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Strangely when I run it with these options I get a document that has several pages that are just a tiny image at the top left smaller than a postage stamp with the rest of the page all shrunk into this small image where as the rest of the pages are fine out of a 148pg document there are probably 30-40 pages that turned out like that.
I get this if I uncheck the "crop" option. Try with "crop", everything else unchecked.

As an alternative, I use "Just another Printer", free program that does a similar thing (and even keeps the ToC if your pdf has it). Links are in the first post of http://www.the-ebook.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5366.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:54 AM   #150
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hello,

Why I could not download the files?
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