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Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby Mint2be on Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:34 pm

Hi,

I have two questions in one.

    How do you install a program to Linux that you have downloaded to a folder? This particular file is a PDF editor and is a tar.bz2.
    Beyond that, can anyone recommend a good PDF editor, like for filling forms and then printing them?

Thanks. :D
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby ktheking on Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:50 pm

This'll be a source program.

Source programs are to be compiled ,and become usable only after compilation.
During this process binaries get created ,and links to required program libraries are set.

Read this article on how it's done. : http://www.howtogeek.com/105413/how-to- ... -on-ubuntu

This might however deviate sometimes,depending how the coder created it. Usually all the instructions how to compile are in the readme file inside the tar.bz2 archive file.

Good luck.
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby Mint2be on Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:15 pm

ktheking wrote:This'll be a source program.

Source programs are to be compiled ,and become usable only after compilation.
During this process binaries get created ,and links to required program libraries are set.

Read this article on how it's done. : http://www.howtogeek.com/105413/how-to- ... -on-ubuntu

This might however deviate sometimes,depending how the coder created it. Usually all the instructions how to compile are in the readme file inside the tar.bz2 archive file.

Good luck.


Awesome! Thanks! I'll let you know how I make out.
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby Mint2be on Sat Aug 23, 2014 3:37 pm

Okay, I started compiling, but I get this error:

checking if zlib is wanted... configure: error: libz not found

I tried doing apt-get install zlib and libz, and neither work. In Synaptic there are a bunch of different libz and zlib entries. Any ideas?
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby Spearmint2 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 12:52 am

Libre Office Writer will edit some pdf's but won't others. I use a pdf print program in Firefox and the resulting file can be seen and used by others, but LO Writer seems to have problem with those. Still, when it works, it does a good job.
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby administrollaattori on Sun Aug 24, 2014 3:22 am

Master PDF Editor is a good app for editing PDFs.
http://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor.php
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby turtlebay777 on Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:12 am

administrollaattori wrote:Master PDF Editor is a good app for editing PDFs.
http://code-industry.net/free-pdf-editor.php


Fantastic, exactly what I've been looking for for many years, thank you!
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Re: Editing PDF files in Linux

Postby killer de bug on Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:51 am

I use Xournal. It's good, powerful and easy to use!
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