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Any chance of an artless Pathfinder RPG pdf?


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Andoran

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber

I was wondering whether there was any chance of producing a PDF of the core rules stripped of all art that wasn't directly referenced in the text (i.e. keep diagrams to explain combat etc)? Or even just one stripped of the page borders and background images (as often most pages don't have art other than this)?

I am using the Pathfinder PDF on my Eee PC 901 and it can take a while to render pages.

I have tried to use it without showing large images, but the page border images are still present and the text is shown on a grey background in Adobe Reader rather than white :( Also some of the text is obscured by what would have been transparent sections of an image (e.g. the grey cleric image placeholder on page 39 obscures quite a bit of text in the left hand column).

So, any chance? Pretty please? :)


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

You can always download the d20pfsrd site. They have available for download both the html and a PDF of the site. Word of caution about the PDF, it is over 1600 pages long and the text is exceptionally large.


You could always (that is if you are using Linux) try to rip the text from the pdf. A commandline input like this should do the trick:

convert file.pdf file.tif; tifftopnm < file.tif | pamditherbw -threshold -value 0.8 | pamtopnm | pnmtotiff > result.tif; tesseract result.tif result

with file and result being the original and new file names.

Not sure if that is allowed though and if the command works that way, just typed it down from memory.

Andoran

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber
blu4lyf wrote:
You can always download the d20pfsrd site. They have available for download both the html and a PDF of the site. Word of caution about the PDF, it is over 1600 pages long and the text is exceptionally large.

I tried downloading the HTML version previously but couldn't get it working (there are two files and it wasn't clear how to co-locate them when they share files etc).

However that PDF is pretty good, especially as it is internally hyperlinked! I will likely use that, thanks for pointing it out (and its ZIPed and not RARed, yay!)

I would still like the actual PDF done artless however, as then then I can start quoting page numbers to those with the physical book and vice versa.

Andoran

Pathfinder Maps Subscriber
Arabus wrote:
You could always (that is if you are using Linux) try to rip the text from the pdf.

I am guessing that wouldn't tyranslate the hyperlinks though, thanks for the suggestion though!

Taldor

blu4lyf wrote:
You can always download the d20pfsrd site. They have available for download both the html and a PDF of the site. Word of caution about the PDF, it is over 1600 pages long and the text is exceptionally large.

I was not aware of this either. Thanks!


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Fyi- the pdf has so many pages because due to the nature of the site, each spell is on its own page. This is actually convenient if you want to print out all of the spells your character can cast as none wrap pages. I have a new pdf going up soon with smaller font and a little bit of formatting, but it is still very fast and clean. Due to the smaller font its somewhat reduced in total pages, but its still a lot since each spell still gets an entire page. If there are any acrobat pros out there who would like to show me how i can get it so they are not on separate pages that would be appreciated.

Qadira

Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber
jreyst wrote:
Fyi- the pdf has so many pages because due to the nature of the site, each spell is on its own page. This is actually convenient if you want to print out all of the spells your character can cast as none wrap pages. I have a new pdf going up soon with smaller font and a little bit of formatting, but it is still very fast and clean. Due to the smaller font its somewhat reduced in total pages, but its still a lot since each spell still gets an entire page. If there are any acrobat pros out there who would like to show me how i can get it so they are not on separate pages that would be appreciated.

What needs to be done is an intelligent script that takes the HTML and turns it into LaTeX for some pretty formatting before turning it into PDF. Have some environments defined for things like spells so they come out neatly. It's at the bottom of a sadly long list of things for me to play with.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So does anyone know how to sort bookmarks in Acrobat 8 (Standard)?

I have an updated Turbo-PRD almost ready (better looking) but the bookmarks for the spells are all out of alphabetical order and I can't see a way to sort them! GRRR!!!

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