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pdf editing

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one important feature that would make linux stand out would be native pdf editing

many users mistakenly think you cannot edit pdf files

there’s two issues:

  1. filling pdf forms
  2. editing normal pdf files

some (partial) solutions:

  • pdfedit, in version 0.4.1 since 02.2008. it lets you modify pdf’s and it’s quite fast (c++), but it’s not very easy or intuitive to use, and it looks kinda weird on gnome
  • pdftk, an iText port, which let’s you merge, split etc. it’s not too fast (java)
  • openoffice 3 will have an extension to let you import pdfs into Draw or Impress for some basic editing (the next step would be importing into Writer, for more advanced editing)
  • finally, there’s an extension for adobe reader that lets you fill forms

Written by azimout

11/10/2008 at 12:07

Posted in Howto

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  1. You forgot honey. It’s a little bit better than all what you suggested.


    11/10/2008 at 19:16

    • Well, I was actually looking for a Linux app, not an online one!


      05/04/2013 at 13:40

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