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Old 10-31-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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Highlighting PDF files - SOLVED


Hi everybody,

My school requires me to view large amounts of class material through PDF files from the library's digital server. Using Acrobat, I can highlight text then save the file to view later, with the highlighting intact. Is there a program that has this feature available for Linux?

Also, I use these PDF files on my PDA (Palm E2), so converting them to another format is probably not an option.

Thanks in advance for your help.

~Justin

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Old 11-01-2005, 02:09 PM   #2
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Adobe produces a linux version of Acrobat reader - that will probably have the same functionality as the Windows version?
 
Old 11-01-2005, 06:07 PM   #3
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I guess Acrobat distribute the same functionallity with minor changes without the user able to see them (more than the GUI).

KOffice let you open and edit PDF files (dont know if Open Office do that) tought here is a little slow because the amount of RAM that I have and the Hz of the CPU, also KPDF is the open source lector, dont know wich other let yo open PDF documents.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 07:46 PM   #4
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OpenOffice does indeed let you create/edit/save pdf files, yes. However, if his search is for a pdf viewer which will save the highlighting effect created by dragging the mouse over text (not a physical edit -> change text background color), my guess is that only Adobe is going to provide that sort of thing. Hopefully they'll have carried that over into their Unix port of Acrobat Reader.
 
Old 11-01-2005, 08:05 PM   #5
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I think the OP is probably referring to Acrobat Professional, not the Reader; as I don't think the Reader ever makes changes to files.
 
Old 11-02-2005, 12:26 AM   #6
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Use wine to run windows Adobe program :

http://frankscorner.org/index.php?p=acrobat5

You can install wine from :

http://winehq.org
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:39 AM   #7
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SOLVED

Spooon is right, the highlighting ability I was referring to is only available in Acrobat Professional. The Adobe reader does not include this feature. I may try running Acrobat through Wine, as there seems to be no alternative. Thanks for your input.

~Justin
 
Old 11-02-2005, 09:59 AM   #8
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OpenOffice does indeed let you create/edit/save pdf files, yes. However, if his search is for a pdf viewer which will save the highlighting effect created by dragging the mouse over text (not a physical edit -> change text background color), my guess is that only Adobe is going to provide that sort of thing. Hopefully they'll have carried that over into their Unix port of Acrobat Reader.
My version of OO, came with Debian Sarge, won't open pdf files; but it will export them.

Is there a way of opening them? A plug in perhaps.
 
  


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