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Old 02-28-2010, 07:41 AM   #1
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Question want to have software like adobe pro in opensuse 11.1

I have to have a professional version of pdf reader like adobe pro in windows..i tried pdf edit but for long files it did not work ..kindly help me
Old 02-28-2010, 07:56 AM   #2
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Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for Linux. If it isn't in the official repository for your distro, try a third party repo. For OpenSuse, Packman is the best and biggest offering of third party apps, so just add that repo and it should be available. If not, try the adobe site. I believe Acrobat Reader is hosted there as an RPM package.

If you need the pro version, I am not sure if that is available in linux, so you may have to run the Windoze version under Wine.
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You have a few options for editing PDF files, but if you require the full functionality of Adobe Acrobat, there is no equivalent.

For simple annotations you can use flpsed; for more complex tasks you can use pdfedit and scribus. Some of the older versions of Acrobat (5.0 and earlier) run okay under wine, but the newer versions are still a work in progress.
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Indeed--I have tried to install Acrobat Standard v9 using CrossOver--no success so far.

Note the Nomenclature:
Adobe Reader (no pro)--free for all platforms
Adobe Acrobat (standard and pro) --paid and not ported to Linux
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Make your documents in OpenOffice and save as PDF.

Might be able to use gimp also.

We'd need to know more about what exactly you need to do.

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You might like to look at DjVu as an alternative to PDF.

1. It's an open source project
2. the files are smaller
3. they can be read in PDF readers like Evince

Have a look at


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