What is the best Linux alternative to Adobe PDF Editor, and what in your opinion makes it the best?
LibreOffice Draw, or so I'm told. Try the link below. It's a page describing how to edit the PDF format with it.News, Tips, and Advice for Technology Professionals
What are the best PDF annotation tools in Ubuntu Linux?
I had been looking for a pdf annotation tool in Linux for a long time, here are my needs:highlight textinsert text commentdraw rectangle around textdraw oval around textcompatible with Adobe Acrobat, I mean, its annotations can be deleted or modified by Adobe Acrobat and vice versa.with search capacityfast response for large pdf document with up to a thousand pagesbetter has Windows version though not very importantI had tried Evince, Xournal, Okular, Adobe Reader, Foxit Reader, until I found Qoppa Software and PDF Studio (Qoppa Software) which completely meets my needs. Both old version of Adobe Reader and Foxit Reader run in wine, and I think you will not be satified with them. Here I compare the other four pdf software.Evince: a perfect pdf viewer but without annotation capacityXournal: treat each page as an image, so you are drawing on an image, and it doesn’t support search and is not compitable with Adobe AcrobatOkular: perhaps the best free pdf annotation tool in Linux, it supports 9 ways to annotate, limited but enough, one major flaw is that once you made an annotation, you cannot adjust its position or size any more.PDF Studio: a tool comparable with Adobe Acrobat, written in Java, cross platform, so you can use it under Linux, Windows and Mac.You can see the comparison between PDF Studio and Adobe Acrobat at Compare PDF Studio with Acrobat and other PDF annotating software. PDF Studio is commercial software and have a free trial PDF Studio Free Download.
How do you edit text in a PDF file?
You need a PDF Editor for that:For Mac: You can use Adobe Acrobat DC or Master PDF Editor, both are excellent PDF editors and both of them support for filling up dynamic XFA forms (Master PDF Editor is the only PDF editor for Mac other than Adobe Acrobat DC with support for dynamic XFA forms). Truth be told all the features of Adobe Acrobat DC are available on Master PDF Editor and unlike the blood-sucking subscription of Adobe Acrobat DC you need to pay only an one time payment for $70 for Master PDF Editor. As of UI, well I like the simplistic UI of Master PDF Editor, but of course your opinion may vary from mine.For Windows: You can go for Adobe Acrobat DC, Master PDF Editor, or Nitro PDF Pro. I personally recommend Nitro PDF Pro because it not only has all the features of Adobe Acrobat DC and Master PDF editor but also has an UI that’s similar to Microsoft Office apps. Of course with a one time payment of $160 it’s pricier than Master PDF Editor but at least it’s still cheaper than the subscription plan of Adobe Acrobat DC.For Linux based distros: Master PDF Editor is the only good PDF editor for Linux, it’s the only PDF editor for Linux which has all the features of Adobe Acrobat DC, including the support for filling up dynamic XFA forms. It’s written in QT5, but it looks equally good in both KDE and GNOME3 (of course it looks better in KDE).For iOS: Just go for Wondershare PDFelements, it’s the one and only full fledged PDF editor for iOS. Just like a desktop PDF editor it lets you edit text, add or remove pages, add or remove images, reposition text or images, etc. The only thing it lacks support for dynamic XFA forms but then again none of the mobile PDF software so far have the support for dynamic XFA forms.For Windows 10 Mobile: You can go for Perfect PDF Ultimate, it’s the one and only full fledged PDF editor for Windows 10 Mobile. It’s a UWP app that works in Continuum too. It provides all the functionalities you get on a desktop PDF editor, it lets you edit text, add or remove pages, add or remove images, reposition text or images, etc. Yet again just like Wondershare PDFelements it lacks is support for dynamic XFA forms.For Android: There’re no full fledged PDF editors for Android. If you use Android then just forget it, all you can do is sign, annotate, highlight PDFs and just fill up non-dynamic PDF forms. Code-Industry, the creators of Master PDF Editor do have future plans to make their software for Android too, but right now they haven’t begun any development, but once they do it, it would not only be the first full fledged PDF editor for Android but also would be the first PDF software on a mobile platform with support for dynamic XFA forms. But as of now there’s no way to edit PDFs on Android devices.
How do I install a PDF editor in Ubuntu 16.04?
You don’t really need to install a PDF editor to edit most of your PDF documents on Ubuntu. Ubuntu comes with the LibreOffice suite. Using LibreOffice Draw, you can import and edit PDF documents.In case LibreOffice Draw isn’t what you’re looking for, there are plenty of PDF editors available for Ubuntu/Debian. I prefer to use Master PDF Editor.Open Terminal using [CTRL] + [ALT] + [T], and give the below commands:wget http://get.code-industry.net/public/master-pdf-editor-4.2.70_qt5.amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i master-pdf-editor-*.deb
The first line would download the installer for you, while the second line would install it.In case you face any issue during the installation, especially unmet dependencies, run the below command:sudo apt -f install
Thanks for the A2A, Muthu Anand :-)
What is the best PDF editing tool for Ubuntu Linux?
Master PDF editor the version available in Ubuntu Software Center is a bit old so if you want to install the latest version, head over to the official Master PDF website to download it - Ubuntu deb file are available.
Can Linux become an everyday system like OSX or Windows?
A couple years ago, I decided that I was going to go down the “Linux is my only desktop” road. So, before I jumped fully in, I installed Ubuntu in a virtual machine on my Mac and tried to run it exclusively for everything. Email, entertainment, etc.It was a complete bust. I was extremely used to the conveniences that OSX provides.There wasn’t shit out there for email clients that also integrated with a calendar. There were a lot of options but they all sucked … bad. I spent HOURS trying to get things set up like I wanted, which, admittedly was what I was used to on the OSX/Windows clients. And just stop it before you say “just use the browser for gmail and calendar”…it doesn’t work for me and I hate their interface.Oh, and install a printer or any other peripheral? Pffft…get ready to search and search for obscure drivers that you have to COMPILE and may just never work.And if you need to use the microsoft office suite, you’re just SOL. Open office is fine if everyone else uses open office, otherwise you’re screwed.I LOVE Linux. I really do. I’ve developed on Linux for almost 20 years and am pretty handy at administering servers if I do say so myself. But as an everyday system? Forget about it. Not even close, unless you adjust your expectations and have a ton of time on your hands.I remember hearing people say that Linux has “finally become a full fledged system that can replace Windows/OSX 10+ YEARS AGO. It wasn’t true then, and it’s not true now (at least for me). Will it ever? I’m not sure and I don’t really think I care that much. Can it ever? Sure, as long as someone puts a ton of support and money behind it.If you’re a casual user who only browses the internet and checks your email account, sure it’s fine, i.e. chromebook. But need to do anything more than that? Good luck!!
If there any PDF editor alternatives to replace text in a PDF other than products from Adobe?
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