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Old 01-01-2022, 07:15 AM   #6826
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I would like the (almost extinct) web publishing program Web Express from MicroVision ported to Linux (Mint/Ubuntu). It is exceptionally user-friendly and if porting could add rollovers and secure uploading (incorporating ftp?) it would be a very nice bonus. It is a 32-bit app but can be run on Windows10 after jumping through a few small hoops.
A Windows only WYSIWYG HTML editor from 20 years ago? LOL.

It will definitely produce outdated HTML that doesn't even use half of what is possible nowadays (HTML & CSS only, not talking about javascript).
So if anything, you should use a current WYSIWYG editor, and there's a few Linux alternatives. Bluefish, Seamonkey, and BlueGriffon. It might even be feasible to use the web browser's built-in developer tools (press F12).

I wouldn't know though because I believe WYSIWYG editors are the bane of the WWW and produce ugly, inflexible code.

But don't let it be said I'm not trying to be constructive: maybe you tell us about the features that you appreciate so much, we can tell you what other software does it (better).
 
Old 03-27-2022, 01:49 PM   #6827
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A current, Linux compatible version of Adobe Reader would be great. I need a pdf form filler that is simple to use and always works with no drama. I have searched for a free Linux solution and have found nothing satisfactory. LibreOffice Draw and 4 or 5 others sounded promising but testing produced altered fonts, color corruption, misplaced text... etc. I still keep one Windows system in my home office mainly for simple and painless pdf form processing.
 
Old 03-28-2022, 12:04 AM   #6828
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A current, Linux compatible version of Adobe Reader would be great. I need a pdf form filler that is simple to use and always works with no drama. I have searched for a free Linux solution and have found nothing satisfactory.
In my country filling PDFs isn't really a thing, but it does happen every now and then. For these, Gnome's evince has been absolutely satisfactory.
 
Old 03-28-2022, 12:18 AM   #6829
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What programs would you like...

I had been using only Linux for years, but then I changed to a Windows 10 system to run the Nuance/Dragon "speech to text" program. It would be very helpful to have this ported to Linux - or is there any practically useful other "speech to text" program already on Linux?
 
Old 03-28-2022, 02:13 AM   #6830
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CoverfXtoDVD for authoring home projects.

I can't live without it although I can try my luck.

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Old 03-28-2022, 08:31 AM   #6831
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A current, Linux compatible version of Adobe Reader would be great. I need a pdf form filler that is simple to use and always works with no drama. I have searched for a free Linux solution and have found nothing satisfactory. LibreOffice Draw and 4 or 5 others sounded promising but testing produced altered fonts, color corruption, misplaced text... etc. I still keep one Windows system in my home office mainly for simple and painless pdf form processing.
If you are using KDE then Okular does a good job.
It is possible to run Adobe Reader in Linux, depends on your distribution.
 
Old 03-29-2022, 06:46 AM   #6832
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@bhold. Or try Master PDF Editor. The free of charge functionality includes filling of PDF forms.
 
Old 03-29-2022, 07:59 AM   #6833
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Hello,

For reference I'm using Linux Mint 20.2 and 20.3 cinnamon depending on which computer I'm using at the time.

I've found 6 areas/programs/interfaces that I really miss since switching to linux.

1. I'd like to see Turbo Tax and or H&R Block Tax software available for linux. While I was using Win 7 I was able to do my own taxes, now with the tax software tied to Win 10, which I refuse to use hence why I completely converted to linux, I'm not seeing decent tax prep software for it.

2. I'd like better options for running Apps in linux than Genimotion etc that I've found. (Genimotion really squirreled up my VLC player.) When I was running Win 7 I liked Bluestacks and NOX depending on the version. and with Androids basically running a version of linux I don't see why an easier simple app in computer program for linux isn't availible.

3. a better way to have a control/monitoring window for all of my IP cameras. (Was used to using an interface that relied on IP ID and or camera alphanumeric ID.a simple camera ID, camera IP, camera name with movement control and audio vidoe as well as alarms. noticed that when I tried to use my camera's web interface linux didn't have a good solution for the AxtiveX/flash insert. Haven't had success with Zoneminder.

4. Kingdom Steward, church finance software - Currently running a Win 7 VB just for that program

5. A UIF - ISO converter, or the ability to play UIF images

6. SmartPDF Creator

Thank You

Last edited by Data30; 03-29-2022 at 08:13 AM. Reason: Wasn't done writing when it posted
 
Old 03-30-2022, 08:13 AM   #6834
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Hello,

For reference I'm using Linux Mint 20.2 and 20.3 cinnamon depending on which computer I'm using at the time.

I've found 6 areas/programs/interfaces that I really miss since switching to linux.

1. I'd like to see Turbo Tax and or H&R Block Tax software available for linux. While I was using Win 7 I was able to do my own taxes, now with the tax software tied to Win 10, which I refuse to use hence why I completely converted to linux, I'm not seeing decent tax prep software for it.

2. I'd like better options for running Apps in linux than Genimotion etc that I've found. (Genimotion really squirreled up my VLC player.) When I was running Win 7 I liked Bluestacks and NOX depending on the version. and with Androids basically running a version of linux I don't see why an easier simple app in computer program for linux isn't availible.

3. a better way to have a control/monitoring window for all of my IP cameras. (Was used to using an interface that relied on IP ID and or camera alphanumeric ID.a simple camera ID, camera IP, camera name with movement control and audio vidoe as well as alarms. noticed that when I tried to use my camera's web interface linux didn't have a good solution for the AxtiveX/flash insert. Haven't had success with Zoneminder.

4. Kingdom Steward, church finance software - Currently running a Win 7 VB just for that program

5. A UIF - ISO converter, or the ability to play UIF images

6. SmartPDF Creator

Thank You

I have been using TaxAct for over 20 years. They do NOT port to Linux, however they now have a Browser based program that works with all the standard browsers, It's about half the price of the stand alone program. Since I want to use the standalone program I installed Virtual Box in Linux Mint 20.x and go that way. Works great, the only downfall is Windoz and their BS.
 
Old 04-07-2022, 06:02 AM   #6835
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Pdfmerge on Linux please

I want to add many pdf files into one pdf what program?

It appears to be only for Windows 10.

I used Adobe Acrobat NC free trial but they charged me anyway even though I did not enter my card security number. Had real trouble obtaining my money back.
 
Old 04-07-2022, 08:19 AM   #6836
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I want to add many pdf files into one pdf what program?
Depends on what you want to use. I like cli tools.

Combine pdf files
Code:
gs -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -sOUTPUTFILE=Output.pdf -dBATCH 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf 4.pdf
Extract page 1-3
Code:
gs -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -dFirstPage=1 -dLastPage=3 -sOutputFile=Output.pdf Input.pdf
Reduce pdf size
Code:
gs -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dCompatibilityLevel=1.4 -dPDFSETTINGS=/ebook -sOutputFile=Output.pdf Input.pdf

#/screen /ebook /printer /prepress
etc.

Look at ghostscript.

Edit:
Make TOC

Create a toc.txt
Code:
[/Page 4 /View [/XYZ null null null] /Title (Chapt1) /OUT pdfmark
[/Page 40 /View [/XYZ null null null] /Title (Chapt2) /OUT pdfmark
[/Page 60 /View [/XYZ null null null] /Title (Chapt3) /OUT pdfmark
[/Page 85 /View [/XYZ null null null] /Title (Chapt4) /OUT pdfmark
...
Put index in .pdf
Code:
gs -o Ouput.pdf -sDEVICE=pdfwrite toc.txt -f Input.pdf

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Old 04-07-2022, 08:58 AM   #6837
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Compressed FS similar to NTFS on windows

NTFS compressed is a life saver for people working with large text files and limited storage.
Similar FS for linux would be gr8.
 
Old 04-07-2022, 09:00 AM   #6838
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Samsung DEX on Linux

Samsung Dex in Wifi mode + Windows 10 is such a great tool for some part of my workflow.
Wished samsung continued linux version, rather than killing it.
 
Old 04-07-2022, 11:11 PM   #6840
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^ great links there.
A simple web search for "linux compressed filesystem" will turn up many articles, e.g.: https://www.toolbox.com/tech/operati...ession-061713/

And what is Samsung DEX?
 
  


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