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Old 09-19-2018, 08:19 AM   #6571
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Actually, you can install it from an rpm repository (I think; it has been a while since I used PCLinuxOS). There are instructions here, though it looks as though they are a few years old. It MAY be that you an now use a newer version, but it is worth reading this page for the warnings, at least - http://pclosmag.com/html/Issues/201406/page12.html

As a general rule, I thought that for PCLinuxOS, you could use the Fedora repositories.
Maybe I'll try the fedora Plex rpm package in PClinuxOS. I once install a Dell printer rpm driver in PClinuxOS and it worked just fine.

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Old 09-20-2018, 05:09 AM   #6572
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No. And thanks for the info. Seems that the gist of this procedure applies to configuring alsamixer after wine is installed and the BIAB program is launched under wine.
Can I do these steps in a live environment test for functionality?

Being a former windows sufferer, I tend to be paranoid when changing system parameters and would rather not do something that would require reinstalling Ubuntu.
 
Old 09-20-2018, 05:11 AM   #6573
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No. And thanks for the info. Seems that the gist of this procedure applies to configuring alsamixer after wine is installed and the BIAB program is launched under wine.
Can I do these steps in a live environment test for functionality?

Being a former windows sufferer, I tend to be paranoid when changing system parameters and would rather not do something that would require reinstalling Ubuntu.
You could always make a system image/backup/snapshot before making any changes - that way you can roll back your system if anything goes awry.
 
Old 09-24-2018, 10:26 AM   #6574
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Final Draft.
 
Old 09-28-2018, 10:36 AM   #6575
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Much as I HATE to say it because I despise adobe applications, but adobe acrobat reader. There isn't a single Linux pdf app that can do what reader can. I have a cheap windoze laptop that only runs adobe reader. That's a bit sad.
 
Old 09-28-2018, 10:49 AM   #6576
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Much as I HATE to say it because I despise adobe applications, but adobe acrobat reader. There isn't a single Linux pdf app that can do what reader can. I have a cheap windoze laptop that only runs adobe reader. That's a bit sad.
I can read PDFs on MX Linux just like I did on Windows.
 
Old 09-28-2018, 11:08 AM   #6577
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Much as I HATE to say it because I despise adobe applications, but adobe acrobat reader. There isn't a single Linux pdf app that can do what reader can. I have a cheap windoze laptop that only runs adobe reader. That's a bit sad.
There is AdobeReader-9.5.5-1 for Linux, but it is quite old. Have you tried to run the windows version with WINE?
 
Old 09-28-2018, 12:01 PM   #6578
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I can read PDFs on MX Linux just like I did on Windows.
Reading is not the problem: it's filling consistently and digital signatures.
 
Old 09-28-2018, 12:03 PM   #6579
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There is AdobeReader-9.5.5-1 for Linux, but it is quite old. Have you tried to run the windows version with WINE?
Since adobe went to "cloud" for reader (DC), I can't get it to run in wine. Definitely not a show stopper, I was just expressing it would be nice. I can always put a pdf in my dropbox and then use my laptop to sign or whatever else I can't do in ocular.
 
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Old 09-29-2018, 02:12 AM   #6580
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i never understood why people have such need for "advanced" pdf readers (sevendogsbsd is not the only one by far).
my digital life does not revolve around linux only, yet all (99%) i need is to read PDFs, and search for text. maybe copy text.
for that, any of those native linux readers are totally sufficient. and lightning fast, some of them (mupdf).
the few cases i need to create a PDF, i use libreoffice. maybe once or twice in my entire life i actually needed to edit a PDF - libreoffice again.

not saying y'all are wrong, i just don't understand it.
 
Old 09-29-2018, 02:21 AM   #6581
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i never understood why people have such need for "advanced" pdf readers (sevendogsbsd is not the only one by far).
my digital life does not revolve around linux only, yet all (99%) i need is to read PDFs, and search for text. maybe copy text.
for that, any of those native linux readers are totally sufficient. and lightning fast, some of them (mupdf).
the few cases i need to create a PDF, i use libreoffice. maybe once or twice in my entire life i actually needed to edit a PDF - libreoffice again.

not saying y'all are wrong, i just don't understand it.
There are a number of services, including those on some government websites, that require filling in tax returns, applications etc. which need the particular advanced functionality of Adobe Reader to complete the PDF that they give you to fill in.
 
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Old 09-29-2018, 03:06 AM   #6582
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^ i see.
that sucks, being locked into a flawed proprietary outdated document format like that.
not in my country, fortunately.
nor have i ever encountered these "editable PDFs" anywhere else.
 
Old 09-29-2018, 03:25 PM   #6583
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Exactly. My employer's customer (government) requires me to digitally sign PDFs with a smart card. It is unfortunate that Adobe has cornered the market on this, even though the technology is "free" as in no cost, but certainly not open.
 
Old 09-30-2018, 01:20 PM   #6584
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Exactly. My employer's customer (government) requires me to digitally sign PDFs with a smart card. It is unfortunate that Adobe has cornered the market on this, even though the technology is "free" as in no cost, but certainly not open.
Agreed. Some forms seem to work with Octave, and for more flexibility there is the basic version of Master PDF (a free download for Linux, but not open, and somewhat crippled compared to the paid version). It still (at least in its free version) won't handle some government tax forms in the US
 
  


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