Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Editing PDFs in Linux

Evince is my document viewer of choice these days because it supports PDF, PostScript, DVI and DejaVu files. But it doesn't support annotating documents. So far, I have found the following programs for editing PDF files.

flpsed is a PostScript annotator. So convert PDF files to PostScript using pdftops and use flpsed.

Scribus is an open-source application for "professional page layout". This means that it is overkill for a PDF viewer if you only annotate occasionally. Hmm. It seems that you have to convert to PostScript here as well (then File -> Import -> Import PS).

These programs can be installed with apt-get.
apt-get install evince
apt-get install scribus
apt-get install flpsed
I wonder how hard it would be to merge flpsed and evince.