Originally Posted by NatCh
So that's why we're pretty interested in being able to re-flow the text of a PDF file. Well that, and the fact that a lot of folks seem to think that PDF is a good format for e-books, in spite of the drawbacks of its layout-rigid constraints.
PDF is by no mean a perfect format for e-books, but as long as typesetting and layout cannot be supported by the software, instead of being included in the file, PDF will be the best way to render good-looking books.
Hyphenation, orphans and widows, layout using stylesheets... All of this could be supported with the right software implementation.
But currently, it's not.
epub is a step in the right direction, with mure more advance possibilites for the layout. But we also need software that supports typesetting rules, and try to render the best looking document possible.