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Old 08-01-2008, 04:39 PM   #11
Dirk T. Verbeek
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

John-Mike schreef:
> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!


Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
create a pdf, not edit them...

pdfedit is in the repositories.

A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
helped you half a day earlier

Success!
 
Old 08-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #12
NoStop
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:

> John-Mike schreef:
>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

>
> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
> create a pdf, not edit them...
>
> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>
> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
> helped you half a day earlier
>
> Success!


Well, it doesn't help when you have guys jumping in with suggestions to try
OO or Abiword when they haven't read and comprehended the OP's original
question. :-)

Cheers.

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Old 08-01-2008, 05:11 PM   #13
Dirk T. Verbeek
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NoStop schreef:
> Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>
>> John-Mike schreef:
>>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
>>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

>> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
>> create a pdf, not edit them...
>>
>> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>>
>> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
>> helped you half a day earlier
>>
>> Success!

>
> Well, it doesn't help when you have guys jumping in with suggestions to try
> OO or Abiword when they haven't read and comprehended the OP's original
> question. :-)
>
> Cheers.
>

No it doesn't, but at least they showed the right Ubuntu spirit

PS, another pdf editor from the repositories is the cross platform Scribus.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 06:10 PM   #14
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

NoStop illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
> Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>
>> John-Mike schreef:
>>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
>>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

>>
>> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
>> create a pdf, not edit them...
>>
>> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>>
>> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
>> helped you half a day earlier
>>
>> Success!

>
> Well, it doesn't help when you have guys jumping in with suggestions to try
> OO or Abiword when they haven't read and comprehended the OP's original
> question. :-)


Actually. It isn't perfectly obvious from the original question. No.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that you save your file
as a file that can be edited in the native application and then export
to .pdf

If the file is already in .pdf format, then yes, Dirk's suggestion is
correct, but this was not implied in the original question. Also,
pdfedit isn't that great a way of doing it IMHO. I much prefer
"recreating" using Ooo, personally.

I do realise you've got a thing against a number of posters in this
newsgroup, but stop being such an anal retentive. ;-)

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"If this is gonna be that kinda party I'm gonna stick my **** in the
mashed potatoes"
 
Old 08-01-2008, 07:11 PM   #15
ray
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:05:54 +0100, Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:

> John-Mike schreef:
>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

>
> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
> create a pdf, not edit them...
>
> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>
> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
> helped you half a day earlier
>
> Success!


Though I have not tried it, I have read that Abiword will edit PDF files.

 
Old 08-01-2008, 07:15 PM   #16
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
> NoStop schreef:
>> Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>>
>>> John-Mike schreef:
>>>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF
>>>> like
>>>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

<snip>
>
> PS, another pdf editor from the repositories is the cross platform Scribus.


Um, since PDF is proprietary to Adobe it is not likely that a free
program will actually perform the same function as the Acrobat package.
At least, not for long. q:-)

As far as I can tell, Scribus also only exports to PDF. I see no option
to import nor is PDF among the recognized file types in 'Open'

However, Scribus is great just as it is. Who needs Adobe when we have
Oo.o and Scribus. I have successfully published a Print-On-Demand
paperback book using only Oo Write and exporting to the required PDF
without a problem. One notable exception, however, was the pagination
in Oo which isn't up to my needs, as far as I have discovered thus far.
otoh, it may be that I just need to learn more about creating
sub-sections in documents. <grin>

SEB
 
Old 08-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #17
Dirk T. Verbeek
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

Steve Baker schreef:

> Um, since PDF is proprietary to Adobe it is not likely that a free
> program will actually perform the same function as the Acrobat package.
> At least, not for long. q:-)

PDF is an open standard, there are many non-Adobe applications able to
generate it and as we see here there's even a free editor.
Adobe does use some proprietary extensions like encryption that can't be
accessed by others.
>
> As far as I can tell, Scribus also only exports to PDF. I see no option
> to import nor is PDF among the recognized file types in 'Open'


Hmm might be, maybe you'd first have to export the PDF to Postscript
(.ps) before importing it into Scribus.
There are converters for pdf-ps.
>
> However, Scribus is great just as it is. Who needs Adobe when we have
> Oo.o and Scribus. I have successfully published a Print-On-Demand
> paperback book using only Oo Write and exporting to the required PDF
> without a problem. One notable exception, however, was the pagination
> in Oo which isn't up to my needs, as far as I have discovered thus far.
> otoh, it may be that I just need to learn more about creating
> sub-sections in documents. <grin>
>
> SEB

 
Old 08-01-2008, 11:15 PM   #18
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Re: Adobe Acrobat Pro Equivalent?

Steve Baker wrote:
> Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>

.... snip ...
>
>> PS, another pdf editor from the repositories is the cross
>> platform Scribus.

>
> Um, since PDF is proprietary to Adobe it is not likely that a
> free program will actually perform the same function as the
> Acrobat package.


Not really. Adobe owns Acrobat, but has published the full
specification for .pdf files.

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:42 AM   #19
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Moog wrote:

> NoStop illuminated alt.os.linux.ubuntu by typing:
>> Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>>
>>> John-Mike schreef:
>>>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF
>>>> like
>>>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!
>>>
>>> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
>>> create a pdf, not edit them...
>>>
>>> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>>>
>>> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
>>> helped you half a day earlier
>>>
>>> Success!

>>
>> Well, it doesn't help when you have guys jumping in with suggestions to
>> try OO or Abiword when they haven't read and comprehended the OP's
>> original question. :-)

>
> Actually. It isn't perfectly obvious from the original question. No.
>
> It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realise that you save your file
> as a file that can be edited in the native application and then export
> to .pdf
>
> If the file is already in .pdf format, then yes, Dirk's suggestion is
> correct, but this was not implied in the original question.


It certainly was IF you know the capabilities of Adobe Acrobat Pro and the
fact he talks about "edit"ing the PDF file. Geez.

> Also,
> pdfedit isn't that great a way of doing it IMHO. I much prefer
> "recreating" using Ooo, personally.
>

That isn't editing an existing PDF, so who cares what you prefer? It doesn't
answer his question.

> I do realise you've got a thing against a number of posters in this
> newsgroup, but stop being such an anal retentive. ;-)
>

Seems to me that you're the one who's anal rententive and not that bright to
start with.

Cheers.

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:43 AM   #20
NoStop
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ray wrote:

> On Tue, 08 Jan 2008 17:05:54 +0100, Dirk T. Verbeek wrote:
>
>> John-Mike schreef:
>>> Hi, I'm looking for a program that can create/edit forms into a PDF like
>>> Adobe Acrobat Pro does. Anyone know of one? Thanks!

>>
>> Just a pity the applications mentioned earlier (OO, Abiword) can 'only'
>> create a pdf, not edit them...
>>
>> pdfedit is in the repositories.
>>
>> A simple google search for the words 'linux pdf editor' would have
>> helped you half a day earlier
>>
>> Success!

>
> Though I have not tried it, I have read that Abiword will edit PDF files.


Then try it and let us know. :-)

Cheers.

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