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Old 11-22-2016, 02:42 PM   #1
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PDF - Simple Annotater


I did a search here and with DDG, and turned up an overload of info.

All I'm looking for is recommendations for a simple app that will view and annotate pdf files offline. So, for example:

- highlight text
- mark comments tied to original pdf text
- perhaps import images such as jpg or png

Simple, basic. Thanks.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 02:46 PM   #2
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I use LibreOffice Draw for this - but I do NOT do it very often and I have had problems with bigger/more complex PDF files. Worth a mention.
 
Old 11-22-2016, 02:53 PM   #3
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I use LibreOffice Draw for this - but I do NOT do it very often and I have had problems with bigger/more complex PDF files. Worth a mention.
Thanks. I was hoping to come across something akin to a stripped down, simple Linux version of Acrobat Reader so that I can view and annotate from within the same app. Using Libre Draw would require opening the pdf in a separate app, no?
 
Old 11-22-2016, 08:10 PM   #4
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google says

https://www.linux.com/news/3-alterna...f-reader-linux

http://www.tecmint.com/linux-pdf-vie...readers-tools/

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Okular

Platform: Linux
Price: Free

Features

View a number of different document formats, including PDFs, EPUB ebooks, CBR and CBZ comic books, DjVu, images, and more
Annotate and mark up PDF files with comments, highlights, shapes, stamps, and more
Extract text from a PDF to a text file
Set bookmarks for later viewing
Trim white page borders

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Old 11-22-2016, 08:17 PM   #5
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Thanks. Saw those. Okular seems like overkill for my simple needs. Evince apparently doesn't support annotations (which I do need).

Maybe Foxit? Anyone used it and care to comment?
 
Old 11-23-2016, 10:18 AM   #6
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Master PDF Editor is worth having a look at.

https://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor/
 
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:37 PM   #7
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@hydrurga: Thanks. Installed it. Will mess with it for a couple of days and report back.
 
Old 11-23-2016, 07:43 PM   #8
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OK today I installed Master PDF Editor and Foxit Reader, and messed with them a bit. Initial impressions.

Master PDF is very full featured, more than I'm ever likely to want or use. As a result it is more complicated to use and will have a steeper learning curve. Not sure if it's worth it for my needs. Nice GI and seems to have a useful online manual.

Foxit Reader - Free version - is very stripped down and basic, and consequently is much easier to get up and running with. It appears not to be able to insert images, which I want, although that's probably available in the paid and enterprise versions.

Thanks for the input so far; any further suggestions appreciated.
 
Old 11-24-2016, 12:17 PM   #9
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Look at xournal
 
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@teckk: Thanks. xournal is interesting but a rather indirect solution in that it doesn't actually work in the pdf document but creates a drawing layer that can later be merged.
 
  


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