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Old 04-19-2013, 07:23 AM   #1
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want to change pdf background color in ubuntu


hey

i want to highlight important lines in PDFs by using color so that i can revise quickly. i download pdfedit but don't know how to use it to edit PDFs and it's user interface is also not good like Document Viewer.Is their any other editor available for editing PDFs in ubuntu. if yes then please tell how to use it. Is their any extension for Document Viewer so that i can use it to change background of PDFs.


with regards

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Old 04-19-2013, 10:01 AM   #2
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Hi,

xournal can be used for this. See the section "PDF annotation" at http://xournal.sourceforge.net/manual.html
It seems there is an Ubuntu package too: http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?ke...al&section=all

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Old 04-19-2013, 11:43 AM   #3
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If the OP wants to change the background colour of a pdf file, I don't think it can be done with xournal (which I use frequently). As I understand it, when you annotate a pdf file, the pdf file acts as the background so you can't really change the background without losing the pdf content.
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by jdkaye View Post
If the OP wants to change the background colour of a pdf file, I don't think it can be done with xournal (which I use frequently). As I understand it, when you annotate a pdf file, the pdf file acts as the background so you can't really change the background without losing the pdf content.
I think the op just wants to:
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highlight important lines in PDFs by using color
This is possible with xournal. There is even a "Highlighter" in the "Tools" menu.

The OP's mention of changing background colour was speculation on a way to highlight the text within "Document Viewer":
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Is their any extension for Document Viewer so that i can use it to change background of PDFs.
Cheers,

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:18 PM   #5
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Check this as well:
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/list-of-pd...or-ubuntu.html
 
Old 04-19-2013, 12:28 PM   #6
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@evo2
You're quite correct if that's what he wants to do. I was misled by the phrase
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so that i can use it to change background of PDFs.
I've never heard of "Document Viewer" so that reference didn't help me.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:43 PM   #7
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@evo2
I've never heard of "Document Viewer" so that reference didn't help me.
It's evince, the default under XFCE and maybe GNOME, it's title bar simply says Document Viewer.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 01:30 PM   #8
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It's evince, the default under XFCE and maybe GNOME, it's title bar simply says Document Viewer.
Do you know if evince does what the OP wants? And why doesn't he just use evince if that's what he likes? I'm running KDE and can install it with just two packages: evince and evince-common. Are we missing something here?
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
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No. You stated you did not even know what "Document Viewer" was, so I just pointed out what it was, hence why I quoted your post.

Last edited by goumba; 04-20-2013 at 01:36 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #10
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No. You stated you did not even know what "Document Viewer" was, so I just pointed out what it was, hence why I quoted your post.
In KDE Okular is also listed as "Document Viewer" in the kickoff menu. How do you know he was referring to Evince? "Document viewer" seems to be more a generic name for a software category rather than a specific application. I remain as mystified as ever.

@OP What exactly do you mean by "Document Viewer"?

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #11
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hey

Thanks for your reply. Xournal works . working of xournal can be found here http://www.learnospirit.com/how-to-e...les-in-ubuntu/

regards
ajay
 
Old 04-21-2013, 12:37 AM   #12
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hey

Thanks for your reply. Xournal works . working of xournal can be found here http://www.learnospirit.com/how-to-e...les-in-ubuntu/

regards
ajay
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