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Old 07-19-2015, 01:38 AM   #1
Upendra Pratap Singh
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pdf editor


Hi,

I need a pdf editor in which I can highlight text and add some extra content as a side note. Also I should be able to save the content in the same file without having to redirect the the file content to another file.

Just a counterpart of Foxit Reader of Windows operating system is what I am looking for in Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit system.
 
Old 07-19-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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I used Dropbox like a cloud storage and annotate the pdf files with any pdf viewer, like Okular or Adobe Reader.
I should save through another file if i didt use Dropbox.
 
Old 07-19-2015, 03:43 PM   #3
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i would just edit it in Office

PDF's are a FINAL interchange format anyway
something you convert the document TOO to make sure others can read it ( at lease that WAS the original theory behind it)
 
Old 07-19-2015, 08:26 PM   #4
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pdfedit ?
 
Old 08-01-2015, 10:15 AM   #5
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Master PDF Editor has full editing capabilities.
 
Old 08-01-2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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Xournal. It has its own project format but you can export the edited file as a pdf file and give it any name you wish.
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Old 08-01-2015, 12:46 PM   #7
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Master PDF is a FOR PAY commercial product
and costs $49.95


libreoffice( or GOffice ) is free and already installed on most OS's
"The Gimp" is also installed and can edit a PDF
 
Old 08-02-2015, 10:27 AM   #8
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I also need a good PDF editor/creator. I need to be able to duplicate some Omni Form Mailable Filler files into PDF files so I need a good program for creating PDFs. I need to be able to insert text input lines as well.
 
Old 08-02-2015, 01:22 PM   #9
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I also need a good PDF editor/creator. I need to be able to duplicate some Omni Form Mailable Filler files into PDF files so I need a good program for creating PDFs. I need to be able to insert text input lines as well.
Libreoffice and save the doc as a pdf
 
Old 08-02-2015, 02:11 PM   #10
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Master PDF is a FOR PAY commercial product
and costs $49.95
From their website download page:
The demo version allows you to try all features of Master PDF Editor.
There is no limitation except for the addition of a watermark on output file.
 
Old 08-02-2015, 04:55 PM   #11
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How do you insert TEXT input fields into a libreoffice writer document, You are talking about writer aren't you?
 
Old 08-02-2015, 06:00 PM   #12
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Okular.

Xournal transfers your pdf to picture and then allows you to draw upon that; nothing to do with proper pdf editing.

Master PDF Editor is cool, but in my experience its edits are incompatible with other editors (the highlight made in Master PDF Editor i couldn't delete in other program but the Master PDF Editor).

Other usual Linux PDF readers like Evince or Atril are all crap in this department.

So, (sadly) the only answer is Okular.

If you find better solution, i'd honestly like to hear about it.

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PDF's are a FINAL interchange format anyway
Not sure where you got that from. It's supposed to be platform independent, not final.

Last edited by Captain Pinkeye; 08-03-2015 at 03:11 AM. Reason: being little more polite
 
Old 08-02-2015, 08:09 PM   #13
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Not sure where you got that from. It's supposed to be platform independent, not final (wikipedia comment)...
Actually in defense of John VV...

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PDF's are a FINAL interchange format anyway[,] something you convert the document TOO to make sure others can read it ( at lease that WAS the original theory behind it)
This is the correct, if somewhat emphatic, way to put it. The format was originally intended and implemented and widely used as an end point format for document distribution, i.e. final format. it was never intended or implemented as an editable document interchange format although some applications tried to extend it in that direction.

For support of that position I direct you to your search engine of choice, and offer the following quick finds...

Quote:
From here:
Difficult to Edit

There are significant challenges to working with information received within a PDF. By its nature, PDF is not an editable document format
Quote:
From the wikipedia article:
Editing

There is specialized software for editing PDF files, though the choices are much more limited and often more expensive than creating and editing standard editable document formats.
PDF was always about final document distribution, not intended as an end user or primary editable format.

Yes, John VV seems to be pretty smart... but let's try not to offend, please.

Last edited by astrogeek; 08-03-2015 at 02:33 PM. Reason: Improved comment grammer, fixed my error
 
Old 08-03-2015, 03:10 AM   #14
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OK, i stand corrected.

And no, *I* was being the wiki smart---, not him. Hopefully no one got offended.
 
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:53 PM   #15
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OK, i stand corrected.

And no, *I* was being the wiki smart---, not him. Hopefully no one got offended.
As do I! Thanks!
 
  


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