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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    If you're just doing something really easy like clipping pages out or reordering pages, pdftk is great. It's a command line tool.

    For example, to remove page 4 of an 8 page pdf (example.pdf), use the following:
    Code:
    pdftk example.pdf cat 1-3 5-end output new_pdf_file.pdf
    To combine pdf's first_file.pdf and second_file.pdf into first_and_second_file.pdf, so the following:
    Code:
    pdftk first.pdf second.pdf cat output first_and_second.pdf
    Easy as pie, and I find it really useful.

    Andrew

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    I am surprised no one has mentioned pdfedit

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by jrusso2 View Post
    I am surprised no one has mentioned pdfedit
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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    I use Foxit in Windows. It has a linux version too. The reader is free. Extra functions like editing and annotation cost money. You can still use these extra functions, but foxit watermark your document with a reminder.

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    Thanks to all of you for responding. I'll try these softwares and come back with my experience.

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    PDF Studio is a very complete PDF editor for Linux. But you have to pay for the developers as it is commercial software, costs $60 or $48 for academia / non-profit.

    http://www.qoppa.com/psindex.html

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    LaTeX, though it has a bit of a learning curve.

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    Scribus might be useful for complex visual edits.

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    Question Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    I want to be able to highlight and leave comments on pdf documents. Have found both PDFedit and Kword substandard. Maybe just not using it right.

    With PDFedit the highlight tool just wouldn't work (click with highlight on and the entire line would highlight briefly before disappearing, and anyway I only wanted to highlight two words).

    Kword did a poor job opening/converting my pdfs, multiple different fonts in one sentence in any particular paragraph (okay slight exaggeration but you get the idea).

    I don't see anything else that's free in Linux for this (I guess that's no worse than with Windows). Anyone with any other suggestions?

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    Re: What is the best PDF Editor for Linux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hutom View Post
    Breaks too often.
    I once tried running PDFedit in Gnome, later found out it was a KDE app

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