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Old 12-02-2004, 06:48 AM   #1
serji
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Adobe Acrobat for Linux...?


hi forum,

I need to "edit" PDF documents in Linux like Adobe Acrobat does in Windows. I think Adobe Acrobat is not supported in Linux (there is only the Acrobat Reader version) , isn´t?

well...I have read a lot of post in the forum about this issue and the solution seems to be using an application to convert PDF to text, edit the text with a text editor and finally, convert the text to PDF with OpenOffice. This solution is not valid for me, I need a tool that do all the job like Acrobat does.

Do u know if there is an application similar to Adobe Acrobat in linux/UNIX systems??

Has anybody try to use the Adobe Acrobat windows version(or another PDF editor for windows) on linux platform with WINE?

Thanks u very much in advance!
Best regards!
Sergio.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:15 AM   #2
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I think you can create documents using Scribus or Openoffice and then export them as *pdf. I don't know whether that'll be useful for you.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 07:50 AM   #3
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hi,

I dont want to create PDF documents but edit them; thas is, load a PDF file, modify it, and then save it (everything do with a single program).

Anyway, thanks for the information, I did not know Scribus.


Sergio.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:37 AM   #4
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edit a PostScripT???

In adittion to my previous posts I have to say that I have tested the solution of editing the PDF in various steps (PDF to text; edit the text; text to PDF) and I think its not a good solution bcuz the images are lost when u convert the PDF to text, aren´t they??

I have thinking that convert the PDF to PostScript could be a good solution...but how can i edit a PostScrip? could u say me tools?

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-02-2004, 10:50 AM   #5
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Acrobat 5 works with CrossOver Office which is based on Wine, so there's a good change it will work .
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:08 PM   #6
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Basically PDF files are not editable. PDF is inteded only as a presentation tool, and files that need to be modified and re-saved should be saved in other formats.

Having said that, KOffice does have some support for importing PDF files (rather badly). It's unlikely that you can do any better than that, since the format is not designed to be edited.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 12:12 PM   #7
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Of course, however Adobe Acrobat does edit PDF files. (Tagged PDFs preferred, but both kinds work).
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Old 12-02-2004, 12:25 PM   #8
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Using postscript instead of PDF (whether you convert it back or not) would be a lot better considerign all the postscript tools out there.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 03:28 PM   #9
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mmm, how can I do postscript from OpenOffice? At the moment I use the PDF converter included.
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:30 PM   #10
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Printing in unix is almoust always done using postscript. So, if you print to file, you should get a postscript image of your document.

Unfortunately I don't know how to edit it. What do you want to do exactly?

best,

Ott
 
Old 12-02-2004, 05:39 PM   #11
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If you convert to postscript you can import into scribus (this will import images as well). The only slight downside I know of is that you need to import pages one at a time.

Scribus can also do adavnaced pdf presentation features:
http://ahnews.music.salford.ac.uk/sc...scriptpdf.html
 
Old 12-03-2004, 04:13 AM   #12
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hi forum,

tmorton , have you really tested Acrobat 5 with CrossOver Office? I have read post and articles about people who has used Acobrat Reader with CrossOver Office, but nobody talks about Acrobat Standard.

best,
 
Old 03-07-2005, 07:23 AM   #13
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for those interested

open office OPEN a pdf then convert to html then open each web page to edit it

I used this way to grab a pic I wanted off a pdf
 
Old 03-19-2005, 04:17 AM   #14
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Acrobat 7 is available for Linux now with no Wine/Xover needed. It is made specifcally for Linux. Go to adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
 
Old 03-20-2005, 07:01 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by aratis
Acrobat 7 is available for Linux now with no Wine/Xover needed. It is made specifcally for Linux. Go to adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html
Yeh? Well, where is it? Do you have any idea about what you're talking about?

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