February 14, 2007
Structured PDF from Entourage 1.0 is out and available at: http://homepage.mac.com/jcwelch/structuredpdffromentourage.zip
I spent a bit of time with the readme, so do read it if you want to use it.
It's a "if I feel like paypalling john a five spot for this I might"-ware. I tried to get as many bizarre messages as possible with this. Spam filters are damned handy here.
I also included some sample PDFs so people can see the difference.
Yeah, I know, I don't write clever code. However, it works pretty well, and it beats the HECK out of anything from the OS *or* Acrobat 7 or 8. Unfortunately you DO need Acrobat 7 or 8 pro. It should work with Standard, but I've not a copy of that, so I don't know.
Anyway, if you want better PDFs from E'rage, this is one option. As always, many thanks and much love to Late Night Software and the Entourage team, past and present.
Oh yeah, thanks to the Acrobat team for ignoring AppleScript, otherwise I wouldn't have had the joy of spending as much time as I did on this.
ED: It's actually up to version 1.0.2...took care of some edge cases, and got a nice speedup by dumping more of the text munging out to the shell. Look here: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/31901 for the current version
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