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    Quote Originally Posted by wba View Post
    Actually, you can try the Phantom Suite (Windows) for free, but after a month your trial registration comes to an end. So, either you download again, or, indeed, you buy it.

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    Hi W,

    I downloaded and installed Phantom Suite using Wine on my 64-bit openSUSE 11.4 box tonight. It installed and ran without a hitch. The version of Wine is nothing special - I just used the one in the openSUSE repository from YaST. I also installed Q4Wine via YaST - it's a KDE frontend for Wine that makes it easier to install programs. Once I had Wine setup, I told it to run the Phantom setup executable, and it installed and ran. I was able to open a 2,000 page, 100MB PDF document - no easy task!

    Looks like a great program by the way! Very quick, and lots of PDF editing features. I'll have to play around with this some more. Looks like the next version of Foxit Pro, with some OCR and other functions added on? Anyway, it's a great find, and I'm glad to announce that it runs just fine under Wine. Hope that helps.

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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    On 04/17/2011 11:06 PM, wba wrote:
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    > What do I want ? To be able to fill out a PDF-document with a
    > PDF-editor, correct it as many times as I want.


    hmmm...perhaps i'm confused but i can do that to (for example) the (USA)
    Internal Revenue Service forms using the standard Acrobat reader for
    Linux...now it is true that not all pdf files are created with 'blanks'
    you can type into with Acrobat...but, such are clearly possible..

    so, maybe your biggest quarrel is with those folks you deal with who are
    making pdfs to be 'filled out' without providing a document actually
    capable of being filled out..

    otherwise, it seems others have already provided many free or commercial
    options to you..

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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    Have you thought of Scribus?
    The other way could be this: there is an add-on for OpenOffice or LibreOffice which imports pdf files for later manipulation (but I never tried it)
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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    GazetaCypr wrote:
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    > Have you thought of Scribus?
    > The other way could be this: there is an add-on for OpenOffice or
    > LibreOffice which imports pdf files for later manipulation (but I never
    > tried it)
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    Hi,

    I am one of the Scribus developers and have worked with all kinds of PDF
    tools professionally.

    First, it is true there are no real free PDF editors with the same
    capabilties of commercial PDF tools. Many can import and pdftk can do
    lots of manipulation (e.g. add/remove pages etc.)

    You could also try pdfsam, which has some editing capabilities. I have
    packaged in in my home repo and the graphics repo. See:

    http://software.opensuse.org/search?...t=ALL&q=pdfsam


    podofo is a rapidly developing library for low-level object
    manipulations, but it is not for beginners to PDF. It does have editing
    capabilties and a gui: http://rants.scribus.net/2006/12/10/pdf-surgery/

    That said one thing which is fundamental about PDF is it was not ever
    meant to be editable in the sense we edit other file formats. Think of
    it as electronic paper typed by a typewriter. Internally it is
    non-linear and has many tricks to optimize file size. Moreover, it is a
    very complex spec, over 1000 pages.

    There are only a few tools which can fully manipulate the internals of a
    PDF and they require Acrobat Pro and are expensive pre-press oriented
    plugins. They also require some know how of PDF internals to get the
    best out of them.

    Hope this helps,

    Peter


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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    Speaking of which, is there any tool that can gather few images and make one PDF?
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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135 View Post
    Speaking of which, is there any tool that can gather few images and make one PDF?
    What about pulling the pictures into OpenOffice and then converting or "printing" it to PDF?

    Otherwise, I wouldn't be surprised but I don't know which ones right now.
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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    On 2011-04-18 20:06, dragonbite wrote:

    > Otherwise, I wouldn't be surprised but I don't know which ones right
    > now.


    Imagemagick, I think, does it.

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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    Imagemagick, well, fine app... OpenOffice/LibreOffice is not suitable for the job. I didnt know for imagemagic. I had to go to windows and use paid Acrobat to generate PDF. OO or LO solution would require to import each image into page.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beli0135 View Post
    Imagemagick, well, fine app... OpenOffice/LibreOffice is not suitable for the job. I didnt know for imagemagic. I had to go to windows and use paid Acrobat to generate PDF. OO or LO solution would require to import each image into page.
    LibreOffice Draw supports drag and drop of multiple files into an open Draw document, and one-click creation of PDF. You don't have to import the images - just have Draw open beside your file manager, select the images you want, and drop them onto the blank Draw page (or pages if you have too many images to fit on one page).

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    Default Re: Free openSUSE pdf-editor ?

    will try that, however skeptic I am
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