[CentOS] full-fledge PDF editor for Linux

Rob Townley rob.townley at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 07:40:02 UTC 2009

On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM, MHR <mhullrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 20, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Rob Townley <rob.townley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Acrobat isn't easy to use either.  i find it kinda clunky and not
>> intuitive.  Maybe it is the nature of vector graphics and text.
>> InkScape for graphics imports / exports pdf.
>> The SVG can be edited in theory in a text editor because it is XML.
>> ps2pdf  <-->   pdf2ps
>> xhtml2ps | ps2pdf
> I have had problems with ps2pdf - a lot of the time it just plain
> fails, especially if the output is fancy-formatted (like dual
> columns).
> OpenOffice can export its documents as pdfs, which can provide a lot
> of the functionality, but as for editing an existing PDF, I don't know
> of a cheap, simple solution.  Acrobat is probably the best, and it's
> expensive (by my budget framework).
> mhr
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i am having problems with ps2ascii tonight - wonder if ghostscript
versions are clobbering one another.

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