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Old 11-02-2009, 09:42 AM   #136
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There's a linux port of sopdf on page 2 of the thread. There's no need to try Wine or fire up a VM.

Thanks! Didn't see it!
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:09 AM   #137
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Hi, I'm new on the ebook scene, so I don't really know if this has been forgotten to something newer, but since it gave me the best results I hacked together a small windows GUI in 5 minutes.. this is more than enough for my needs, if enough people are intrested I will expand it, either way it works just as it is.

Currently if forces -e since many pdf would return error even producing a good final result.

sopdf.exe not included, you have to put it in the same directory.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:59 AM   #138
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Hi, I'm new on the ebook scene, so I don't really know if this has been forgotten to something newer, but since it gave me the best results I hacked together a small windows GUI in 5 minutes.. this is more than enough for my needs, if enough people are intrested I will expand it, either way it works just as it is.

Currently if forces -e since many pdf would return error even producing a good final result.

sopdf.exe not included, you have to put it in the same directory.
If you look at page 2 of the thread (post #63), you'll see that I had also made a Windows GUI for it. I haven't tried yours yet, so I can't compare. (Indeed, I've pretty much stopped using Windows entirely in the meantime. I still use sopdf, though... only the linux version.)

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Old 11-06-2009, 02:00 PM   #139
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If you look at page 2 of the thread (post #63), you'll see that I had also made a Windows GUI for it. I haven't tried yours yet, so I can't compare. (Indeed, I've pretty much stopped using Windows entirely in the meantime. I still use sopdf, though... only the linux version.)
Damn, I totally missed this :-(
I wouldn't have done it myself if I saw yours, especially since is better than mine..

I will use yours
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Old 11-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #140
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message to delete once i figure how to do it...

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Old 11-12-2009, 03:50 PM   #141
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Man first of all my deepest respect and gratitude for your program.

I was so frustrated by SONY's in ability to view large PDF's.
Now, I have hope thanks to your tool =)

I have a suggestion, I tried to use the tool on a scanned book in Arabic (my mother tongue) and face a problem with white space. The program didn't detect it and it remained with the book.

Best of luck!
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:52 AM   #142
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I'm using Adobe Acrobat to remove the white space. You can use the trial version, it's available on their web site.

It runs on Wine too.

Is there a Free-as-in-speech tool to crop pdfs?
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:35 AM   #143
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SoPDF is deisgned to crop the whitespace. If it's not working, it's some kind of bug. Also try PaperCrop. (There's a thread on it here. Too lazy to find the URL to post.)

There are lots of other such tools. Most LaTeX distributions (which is usually considered Free Software by people who track such things) come with a croppdf tool (commandline).

If I'm not entirely mistaken, I think even calibre comes with a similar tool.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:56 AM   #144
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soPdf is quite good. I've tried many conversion softwares and found that solid pdf converter and Indesign cs4 are the best tools! I convert pdf book with many tables and graphics to rtf with solid pdf converter, and then use Indesign CS4 to convert rtf back to pdf. The result is excellent!
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Old 12-13-2009, 07:51 PM   #145
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Another Windows GUI for SoPDF(09/12/15 ver.)

Hello, people...

I've spent my entire weekend to build a simple GUI for SoPDF...(Still learning C#)

And then I've found there are already a bunch of nice GUI tools (including Excel) presented in this thread.

Anyway, I'm posting mine...

It's written in C#, so that .Net Framework 3.5 should be pre-installed.

Also GUI executable (SoPDF GUI 091215.exe) should be in the same location with "soPdf.exe".

Compared to frabjous's work, mine is quiet immature, just try it for fun...

Update on 09/12/15: GUI can be run with Options containing Space Characters.

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Old 12-13-2009, 08:05 PM   #146
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Thanks for the plug, but really, mine could use a lot of work -- especially with regard to catching and reporting errors to the user.

Since I've switched to linux, however, I don't have the inclination myself...
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Thanks for the plug, but really, mine could use a lot of work -- especially with regard to catching and reporting errors to the user.

Since I've switched to linux, however, I don't have the inclination myself...
Thank you for reply...

Maybe I should recompile it using mono.net framework... for linux users...
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Not a bad idea, but don't do it on my account. I've gotten quite used to doing it through the command-line on linux (or actually with a custom bash script hard-wired to my favorite settings).
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Not a bad idea, but don't do it on my account. I've gotten quite used to doing it through the command-line on linux (or actually with a custom bash script hard-wired to my favorite settings).
Actually, I've only a minute experience with Linux OS.
Just used SUSE for numerical analysis purposes(on X Windows)...

I think improving windows version of the GUI and then porting to other OSes is right strategy...

Thank you for advice...
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Old 12-14-2009, 04:28 PM   #150
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It's been 2 weeks I'm trying to use this program, to no avail.

I installed framework but I still get error messages. (I also put exe files and the source file in the same directory)

soPdf ver 0.1 alpha Rev 12
A program to reformat pdf file for sony reader

Input : purgatorio.pdf
Output: purg2.pdf


Processing input page : Error: .\processPdf.cpp(403) : processErrorPage() - Cann
ot process page 1
Error: .\mupdf\pdf_page.c(241) : pdf_loadpage() - cannot load page resources
Error: .\mupdf\pdf_resources.c(430) : pdf_loadresources() - cannot load xobjec
t resource
Error: .\mupdf\pdf_resources.c(165) : preloadxobject() - cannot load image re
source 4
Error: .\mupdf\pdf_stream.c(505) : pdf_loadstream() - cannot open stream (4)

Error: .\mupdf\pdf_stream.c(454) : pdf_openstream() - cannot create filter
Error: .\mupdf\pdf_stream.c(306) : pdf_buildfilter() - cannot create filte
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Error: .\mupdf\pdf_stream.c(127) : buildonefilter() - unknown filter name
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