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I happen to know a thing or two about printing, PDF, PostScript, PJL, Fonts and related stuff.

Also familiar with some bits and pieces of Linux, Unix, Samba and Solaris printing. Not to forget bash programming and Windows cmd.exe batch scripting. I also do consultancy in these topics.

If you want, I share some of this knowledge here and on Stackoverflow (SO). Just click to browse for all.

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Feb
24
comment How to extract image from PDF file
@MvG: in fact, since about 2 years my preferred kind of pdfimages also is the Poppler one. I updated the answer accordingly. Thanks for the hint!
Feb
24
revised How to extract image from PDF file
Update to answer
Feb
24
comment How Can I determine the page count from a postscript file (generated by Opera)?
@Joe: there is no such thing as "PostScript 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6". PostScript specifies levels 1, 2 and 3. Are you sure you did indeed mean PostScript?? The versions you named are there for PDF, not for PostScript.
Jan
31
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
29
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
10
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
14
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
28
answered PDF reverse n-up
Nov
28
comment PDF reverse n-up
@maths-help-seeker: you didn't "get" the problem of Jo So. He wants to split individual pages into multiple... (These files were once created to "save paper", in order to print 2 original pages onto one sheet of paper).
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
22
awarded  Fanatic
Oct
12
comment Create PDF with print page scale of none
Please do not add clarifications as comments. Edit your original question. If need be, write a new one and delete the old version altogether. Also, the "default view" of a PDF you talk about is only a recommendation to the viewer -- the viewer need not respect it (and you, as the viewer user, can override it by telling your viewer to always open PDFs in a different mode you prefer...).
Oct
12
comment Create PDF with print page scale of none
As the author of a question, you can always edit it. Try to be clear and logical. Start with telling what software+version you currently use, and what you want to achieve. And you should do so before it gets downvoted or even deleted... You currently start with "I need to generate a PDF..." without telling what software you use. Then you continue to talk about "Print Options of Page Scaling"... which is something completely different from "generate a PDF" -- printing a PDF is a function of a PDF viewer, not a PDF generator.
Oct
12
comment Create PDF with print page scale of none
I know a lot about PDF and Ghostscript (at least I like to think so)... but I do not understand your problem, sorry.
Sep
26
comment I want to change DPI with Imagemagick without changing the actual byte-size of the image data
@BorisDäppen: You're the first one to tell me that I'm not a help to anyone here. A very bold statement for a SO/SU Noobie to make! :-)
Sep
25
comment I want to change DPI with Imagemagick without changing the actual byte-size of the image data
Now you have. I upvoted your question, twice even...