On Dec 23, 2005, at 11:37, Daniel Calvelo wrote:
OpenOffice.org can do the .doc to pdf conversion. I like your idea very
much, Dave. Maybe PostScript would be easier to fiddle with ex-post.
Probably. If you have a program that lets you overlay one PDF page on
another, then your best bet is to output a PDF page with your header in
it. (I’d probably use TeX, or maybe script OSX’s TextEdit program, and
my copy of full Acrobat 4 for the page overlay.) The other alternative
would be to create (or have somebody create for you) an .eps with the
white box and a line of text in a program like Freehand or Illustrator.
If you pop open the .eps file in a text editor, you’ll find it not too
difficult to programmatically replace the text, although you won’t
easily be able to duplicate the kerning and other textual adjustments.
Have OpenOffice print to a postscript file, then figure out what you
can use as a page marker in order to embed the .eps in that file on
each page so that it comes after (and thus covers) the original
headers, if any. Then feed the modified .ps file into a PDF distiller.
That’s what I’d try, I think.