my name is Nils Gey from Cologne, Germany and I've just subscribed to
I want to dive further into the usage of PDFedit and want to give you
feedback and bugreports, too.
Unfortunatly I can't really help with development because my own project
(http://www.denemo.org) takes all my programming time.
My background to use PDFedit is that I work at the WDR (West German
department "Musical Notation, Archive and Production".
Here we scan huge amounts of musical notation directly to PDF (scanner
option). Because notation-OCR is not very advanced, and we don't need to
change the context, this results in picture-scans.
But after-scan editing is very important for us. Currently we are forced
to use Acrobat Something Editor which is 1. Closed Source and 2. Not
The main tasks sound very simple but without the ability to script or
enhance the program myself they just result in the very same tasks,
doing manually each time and for any pdf where one script could do the
Basically this is what is needed, and I think most of it can be done by
1. Viewing and fast switching page-wise, to check and control if the
scan is correct
2. turning pages in 90° steps (to get the scan right)
2a. single page rotation
2b. mass-page rotation in patterns. Means: Even pages clockwise, uneven
counterclockwise and other patterns
3. copy, cut, paste, extracting, deleting, add pages
4. combine multiple pdfs to one big new
5. small non-90° notation (don't really know how this might look, its
not available in acrobat, currently we have to scan the page a second
time for small rotation)
6. Meta-Data editing.
Of course there is more, but these are the basic tasks. Remember: I just
wrote this to introduce myself. I think it might be interesting for you
to see where PDFedit might be used in the near future. At least I hope