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    I am trying to figure out what the best application would be to download so that I may edit PDF files. Specifically, I would like to fill out an application that is in PDF format and need a good program to do that. Any suggestions or advice would greatly be appreciated.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    I believe you can do that in LibreOffice. The draw app is supposed to be able to open pdf files. This is from http://www.libreoffice.org/features/extensions/

    Note that, since LibreOffice 3.3, many great extensions that were formerly separate downloads have now been included in the package as standard features:

    • PDF Import: the PDF Import extension allows you to import and modify PDF documents. Results with 100% layout accuracy can be achieved with the "PDF/ODF hybrid file" format, which this extension also provides. A hybrid PDF/ODF file is a PDF file that contains an embedded ODF source file. Hybrid PDF/ODF files will be opened in LibreOffice as an ODF file without any layout changes.

    If you could import the pdf, you could fill out then export as pdf if you didn't want the hybrid file. I used to require this capability but haven't lately so don't know how current versions work.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    gpdftext (in synaptic) is the best program I have found.
    But would appreciate knowing if anyone has found anything better.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    Quote Originally Posted by kurt18947 View Post
    Note that, since LibreOffice 3.3, many great extensions that were formerly separate downloads have now been included in the package as standard features:
    despite what it says there it is not included in ubuntu libre office. however browse the software center (or synaptic) for this package and install it. after that run the libre office draw and you should be able to open PDF files. don't expect a nice formating...
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    Re: PDF Editing

    Hi,

    I would suggest using Xournal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xournal
    which is very simple and have export to pdf function.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    Thank you for all the replies! I just got rid of LibreOffice because I just didn't like using it. I downloaded OpenOffice instead and like it much better. I will give xournal a show and see what I can get done with it.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    i can't find a pdf import extension for libre office in synaptic, software center, or the LO extension web page.

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    Re: PDF Editing

    I have resorted to using acrobat in a virtual machine running windowsXP. This isn't much of a solution if you don't need XP for other programs.

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    OK I got it you have to search for libreoffice-pdfimport. Searching for pdfimport turns up nothing which says a lot about synaptic's and software center's search ability.Also the libre office extentions site turns up nothing for a pdf import search

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    Re: PDF Editing

    Quote Originally Posted by matyd View Post
    I am trying to figure out what the best application would be to download so that I may edit PDF files. Specifically, I would like to fill out an application that is in PDF format and need a good program to do that. Any suggestions or advice would greatly be appreciated.
    For such a purpose (and many other PDF uses), I'm fond of PDF Studio Pro (or its sibling, PDF Studio Standard), available from: http://www.qoppa.com/pdfstudio/index.html

    These programs aren't free, but IMHO they're worth their price.

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