Complete PDF Toolkit ?

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    I've mentioned pdftk and PDF-Shuffler before. This is just to create awareness that there is also a GUI for pdftk which does most of what can be done via the command line with pdftk (including background and stamp watermarking).
    PDF Chain is in the (U)buntu 10,04 repos.(requires pdftk) as is PDF-Shuffler.
    Surely there is not much more one could ask for with this combo ? :)

    PDF Chain ..

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    PDF-Shuffler..

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    I have been using this regularly to make course materials, its quite good.
     
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    Your sig. 'rank amateur' ? What are you doing to yourself, like me saying I am certified LPIC and kernel developer. :D
     
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    Ocky,

    We are all in state of perpetual learning in this world, the day one consider himself or herself pro, education ends, to me that would be turning off the lights forever.
     
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    It's a good sig. We can all learn from one another - if plotting to some sort of time-line I would still be suffering the Linux initiation ceremony at the hands of rank amateurs et al. :argh:

    (Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down)
     
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    We are all here to learn, its always a mutual experience.:D
     
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    I don't mind the learning. It's the relearning after I forget. :gack:
     
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    LOL! Too true! ;) :argh:
     
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    We all tend to do that :)
     
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    Any tips as to a FOS pdf editor for this flonderer plz ??
     
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    As far as I know one can't edit pdf's with Scribus.
    PoDoFo is referred to here http://rants.scribus.net/2006/12/10/pdf-surgery/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/podofo/

    You can open pdf's with Scribus (> New File > Insert > Image > Double click > Select PDF file) and then add stuff, images and text, but no editing. I just tested with a pdf .. adding tux and TEST ..
    scribus.png

    BTW. Gimp is also of little use - OpenOffice is better.
     
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    That's a nice succinct comment.

    Yeah, by "edit" I meant change text.
    Even adding can be difficult as editors can often not sort out fonts and backgrounds automatically.
    If pages are rotated some additions/changes may not auto rotate.
    Adding objects is relatively straight forward.

    That's a nice link:
    http://rants.scribus.net/2006/12/10/pdf-surgery/

    Thanks for replies all.
     
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