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tanyeun
October 23rd, 2007, 11:11 PM
Hi all,
I used to read pdf file using adobe reader professional on windows

I am wondering is there any software that boost the same feature on Ubuntu

thx,

David

machoo02
October 23rd, 2007, 11:35 PM
What about PDFedit (http://pdfedit.petricek.net/pdfedit.index_e)? I haven't tried it yet, but I think it offers some of the functionality of Adobe Acrobat. It's in the repositories for Gutsy.

harishg
October 24th, 2007, 01:51 AM
Abiword can convert pdf files to html files as long as the document is pretty simple and does not include images or equations.

tanyeun
October 24th, 2007, 09:24 PM
I failed to make PDFedit with error message:
........
reference to `textoutput::SimpleWordEngine::operator()()'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [pdfedit] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/pdfedit-0.3.2/src/gui'
make[1]: *** [pdfedit] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/pdfedit-0.3.2/src'
make: *** [src] Error 2

any suggestion? thx.

tweedledee
October 24th, 2007, 11:25 PM
I failed to make PDFedit with error message:


You shouldn't need to build it. It's in the repos for Gutsy, or you can download a package for Fiesty at http://www.getdeb.net/ (just search for pdfedit). It works fine for a few edits, but seems to take expontentially longer to deal with each sequential edit. I've found if I have to make many changes/additions, saving after every 10 or so and closing/reopening keeps it from getting too slow. PDFedit also doesn't support graphical changes yet.

Basically, if you just want to add a few lines of text or make small changes, I'd recommend PDFedit. If you need to make a huge overhaul, Abiword is probably better.

tanyeun
October 25th, 2007, 03:32 PM
thanks guys
I finally installed it successfully,

Lady Owl
February 20th, 2008, 05:05 PM
What about PDFedit (http://pdfedit.petricek.net/pdfedit.index_e)? I haven't tried it yet, but I think it offers some of the functionality of Adobe Acrobat.


Hmmm... Doesn't look user-friendly at all.

At work we have Windows, and there I was adviced to try PDFViewer, as we are not offered Adobe pro just for commenting etc. Only those that need more advanced features than that can get it. (It's so annoying - Adobe reader allows commenting, but only if the creator of the file has allowed it, and most of the files are probably created with programs not paying attention to that aspect at all, or then the creator has not payed attention...)

ssam
February 21st, 2008, 08:15 PM
xournal

tanyeun
March 5th, 2008, 05:34 AM
WOW, that's a good one,
but it is a little pity not be able to make bookmarks Orz

ItalOz
March 6th, 2008, 05:21 PM
xournal

That's a beauty...!

rax_m
March 7th, 2008, 12:23 PM
This helped me lots! Thanks

emyline
December 12th, 2010, 08:44 AM
hi everyone,
i installed xournal right now and i really like it. it's quite simple and very useful!

there is just one problem working with it:
after i marked some passages in the text, i tried to export the (marked!) file to .pdf
but the only thing i saw at the exported file were the marking colors but no text at all.

so is the only chance to get my markings saved in saving the file as an .xoj ?!?

it's not a big problem at all, but i'm thinking about printing the coloured files with a microsoft computer (at work, for free :wink: ) sometimes.
so getting a "complete" exported .pdf will be quite useful for me someday...

does anyone has a solution for my gimcrack problem?

cheers,
emy

n3gbz
December 12th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Great tool! Exactly what I needed!

ugm6hr
December 14th, 2010, 08:12 AM
it's not a big problem at all, but i'm thinking about printing the coloured files with a microsoft computer (at work, for free :wink: ) sometimes.
so getting a "complete" exported .pdf will be quite useful for me someday...


This should just work on v0.4.5
http://xournal.sourceforge.net/manual.html#printing

kaspar_silas
January 19th, 2011, 02:29 AM
O have you checked out mendeley desktop? It's got a lovely user interface for editing and marking up pdfs.

Thou I haven't compared to xournal which judging by the comments I should.

tanyeun
February 2nd, 2011, 01:07 AM
looked back to the question I asked
I think so far xournal is my best choice
it's good enough for me to mark this thread SOLVED

it runs very fast under linux
and all I need is annotation and bookmark
before it doesn't have bookmark function
I wrote one last summer
patch can be found here
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=3151144&group_id=163434&atid=827735

vikramsingh
August 24th, 2012, 07:44 PM
xournal : Great tool man ):P

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August 24th, 2012, 10:14 PM
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