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Old 01-22-2017, 02:17 AM   #1
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Editing PDF files


Hello everyone,

i have pdf file that i want to make changes to. Some of the files open very easily with LibreOffice and am able to make any changes to it, but some pdf files when opened with LibreOffice gets stuck and takes almost 100% of processor time.

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I have LinuxMint 18.1 with kernel 4.4.0-59-generic

LibreOffice 5.1.4.2

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Old 01-22-2017, 02:55 AM   #2
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PDF is a terminal-stage format for your data. The way to make the changes is to get hold of the original file in the original format, edit that, and then export it again to PDF. There may be some painful attempts at work-arounds, but that is the situation.
 
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Old 01-22-2017, 03:25 AM   #3
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I don't have access to original files and besides i was able to work with them using foxit pdf editor (when i was on Windows), there has to be something in Linux for it.
 
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In that case, I would recommend asking someone who does have access to the originals and getting copies and working from them. PDF, even on other operating systems, is a format for display and not a format for editing. It's not a productive use of time to try to work around the design of the format itself.

However, in addition to LibreOffice, you could try Scribus.
 
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Originally Posted by Azhariq View Post
i have pdf file that i want to make changes to. Some of the files open very easily with LibreOffice and am able to make any changes to it, but some pdf files when opened with LibreOffice gets stuck and takes almost 100% of processor time.
importing into libreoffice would have been my suggestion, too.
libreoffice is not exactly lightweight.
you will just have to wait until it's done importing, but then you can edit it like any other office document, and export back to pdf.

lighter solutions might exist.

have you searched your software center for "pdf edit"? no? i didn't think so.
i did, it retuned 16 results.

edit:
come to think of it, maybe abiword has the ability to imprt pdf?

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Old 01-22-2017, 05:16 AM   #6
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importing into libreoffice would have been my suggestion, too.
libreoffice is not exactly lightweight.
you will just have to wait until it's done importing, but then you can edit it like any other office document, and export back to pdf.

lighter solutions might exist.

have you searched your software center for "pdf edit"? no? i didn't think so.
i did, it retuned 16 results.

edit:
come to think of it, maybe abiword has the ability to imprt pdf?
Well abiword messes up the formatting of the pdf file and doesnt show images.

Master PDF works,, using that now.
 
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For anyone else with that sort of problem:

You can import individual pdf pages into Gimp very quickly, unlike the office suites that take for ever to import the whole document. Install pdftk, which enables you to extract individual pages and re-insert altered ones.
 
  


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