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    Re: Nautical Almanac in document format?
    From: Yves Arrouye
    Date: 2001 Jun 25, 6:00 PM

    > Note that on some PDFs (not all-it depends upon how the PDF
    > is created) you can copy and paste the text on a page by page
    > basis.  It ends up being just ASCII, so formulas come out a
    > bit messed up and you need to touch them up, but this allows
    > you to borrow quite a bit of information.  This is totally
    > legal, of course, for some documents like Bowditch.
    
    When you can't paste, and want to keep the original format (looks like an
    excerpt out of the book, directly, which for a book like yours sounds like a
    good idea), you can convert the PDF to PostScript (as in pdf2ps from
    Ghostscript); once you have the PostScript, you can make it an EPSI file
    (ps2epsi, you guessed it), and this on can be manipulated by a bunch of
    applications: you'll get a correctly sized box to manipulate, a b&w preview
    (that you can safely get rid off if you care for file size but not for the
    preview), yet it will print cleanly using the full resolution of your
    typesetter.
    
    YA
    

       
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