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Tag: convert

Flatten PDFs almost painlessly.

I do a lot of presentations. When I export to PDF from OpenOffice, things usually work great. When I do these presentations online, though, the web tool will sometimes wreck the design: fonts get dropped, transparent backgrounds turn white… it’s a mess. So I need a way of turning each page of the PDF into an image so that it looks exactly the way I intend it to. That’s where this script comes from.

Beautiful drop shadows now bow before me.

I got a lot of compliments on the design of the ignite session I did for Mil-OSS. Part of what made it work so well, I think, is the drop shadows, like you see here:

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