PDF processing

Michael Weghorn m.weghorn at posteo.de
Thu Mar 5 06:41:46 UTC 2020


On 03/03/2020 12.26, Pietro Paolini wrote:
> I am quite curious about this fantastic feature of LibreOffice which
> allows me to open a PDF and edit it in the UI - even though it seems
> to screw the fonts a bit. I wanted to have a look at the source code
> to see if there is some sort of PDF "model" being built from the
> original PDF document, for instance a  set of objects each describing
> the graphic meanings of a particular region within the page.  I did
> not succeed very much as I am not familiar with the codebase and the
> project is quite big.
> Can anybody point me in the right direction ? Is there a specific
> place where this PDF "normalization" takes place ?

At a quick glance, 'sdext/source/pdfimport' looks like a good place to
start with; I personally don't know more related to your more specific

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