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August 14th, 2009, 02:10 AM
Hey guys,

I'm looking for some open-source software I can use to create, and modify PDF files. I would like a replacement to Acrobat Reader, in which I can combine files, insert and extract pages, create links, etc.

Anyone know of any such software?



August 14th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Well there really is no all-in-one answer

To Fill out PDF Forms I use flpsed it allows you to annotate PDF Files

You can edit and create PDF's in scribus and Open Office, I believe open office has an Export to pdf feature.

pdftk Allows you to merge PDF files there is a GUI for it here http://www.paehl.de/pdf/gui_pdftk.html

pdfsam allows you to split and merge files.

You can scan to pdf using Gscan2pdf

flpsed, Scribus, pdftk, pdfsam, & gscan2pdf are all in synaptic.

August 14th, 2009, 02:51 AM
depending on what you want, there are a number of ways to create pdf. open office just exports to pdf. easy. I use LaTeX to make perfectly typeset papers.

Depending on what you want, there are a number of ways to look at pdfs. Your default one is evince, which I don't care for. Have a look at xpdf, which is very light, with full keybindings.

August 14th, 2009, 04:41 AM
I know you said opensource, but just thought of sharing...

This is another option (if you are willing to spend some money):