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Open Source PDF Editor – Part 2

1 September 2007 3 Comments

In my last post, I wrote about flpsed a PDF and Postscript editor. I was really surprised about how much traffic the post brought in from google, so I thought I would do a bit more digging around to see what I could find because flpsed doesn’t have the same amount of features as something like Foxit’s PDF Editor.

So I went on a bit of an install frenzy searching for Windows PDFEditor’s with free trials and installing them and running them with Wine. I didn’t have much success there and was about to try and install PDFEditor under wine because Frankscorner reports that PDFEditor run’s under wine.

But before I did, I managed to stumble across PDFEdit, an open source linux pdf editor with a very similar feature set to Foxit’s PDFEditor – god knows how come it took me so long to find it.

So, the next step was to get it installed right? It’s not in Ubuntu’s repo’s – it’s a QT app. So, I tried compiling from source but it complained that some of my libraries were too old and this is in Feisty Fawn?

So, I noticed an RPM version PDFedit 0.3.1 in sourceforge – ha ha.. let’s see if I can installed that after converting it to deb with alien.

Well, it worked and works brilliantly.

So, here’s the deal.

Download pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm

sudo alien pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm

Not sure why it creates it as pdfedit_0.3.1-2_i386.deb but anyway.

dpkg -i install pdfedit_0.3.1-2_i386.deb

and you’re ready to go. Of course, if you are on an RPM based distro, then I guess you could skip the alien step and try:

rpm -Uvh pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm

or use smart.

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