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#1 2021-05-22 20:32

aluma
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From: Ukraine
Registered: 2018-03-12
Posts: 136

Pdf files.

There is a problem with pdf newer versions of files in linux.
I have to periodically print several such files of the same format and not all of them I can open in Linux.
But there is a pdfsam program in the repository.
With all its antediluvian interface, it works great!
Combines, extracts, and converts to a readable Linux version.

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#2 2021-05-23 05:22

bin
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From: U.K.
Registered: 2016-01-28
Posts: 1,174

Re: Pdf files.

When it comes to pdf files I feel your pain. Usually some 'creative' types have gone mad with Adobe Illustrator and produced a mahoosive file for a logo the size of a penny!!!!

I find that good old ghostview is often a good standby too.

On the subject of printing pdfs I used to run in to problems with the standard CUPS driver, but with the same ppd CUPS+gutenprint does the job just right.

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#3 2021-05-23 23:38

LanceHaverkamp
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Posts: 13

Re: Pdf files.

Okular is an OK reader.  If you need to fill in government forms or other such stuff; there's a great tool at the following url:

code-industry.net/masterpdfeditor/

Which I can't link for you because of poorly executed forum security.

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#4 2021-05-29 12:52

Rademes
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From: Latvia
Registered: 2015-12-13
Posts: 523

Re: Pdf files.

LanceHaverkamp wrote:

Okular is an OK reader.  If you need to fill in government forms or other such stuff; there's a great tool at the following url:

code-industry.net/masterpdfeditor/

Which I can't link for you because of poorly executed forum security.

I also use Master PDF Editor. I my opinion, currently it is the best PDF viewer and editor for Linux.
https://code-industry.net/masterpdfeditor/

Last edited by Rademes (2021-05-29 12:53)

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#5 2021-05-29 12:54

Rademes
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Registered: 2015-12-13
Posts: 523

Re: Pdf files.

LanceHaverkamp wrote:

Which I can't link for you because of poorly executed forum security.

What do you mean by "poorly executed forum security"?

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#6 2021-05-31 20:37

LanceHaverkamp
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Registered: 2021-05-23
Posts: 13

Re: Pdf files.

Rademes wrote:
LanceHaverkamp wrote:

Which I can't link for you because of poorly executed forum security.

What do you mean by "poorly executed forum security"?

The forum software is designed to let users insert linked URLs for the convenience of readers.  But later, when someone goes to the trouble to track-down the correct link, provide it with the correct tags--so it will be easy for others to access; the form software says linked URL's have been disallowed.

I don't know if breaking the ability to have working links is security theater, or an attempt to avoid spam, or done for some other reason; but such intentional breakage doesn't seem to make users more secure, rather they're just an inconvenience for the users. 

Some days I'm just curmudgeonly ;-)

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#7 2021-06-01 19:34

aluma
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From: Ukraine
Registered: 2018-03-12
Posts: 136

Re: Pdf files.

bin wrote:

...I find that good old ghostview is often a good standby too...

There is no perfection in life! smile

Kpdf has the awesome feature to select part of a document and save it as text or drawing.
But unfortunately it cannot open the latest versions of * .pdf documents.
You have to keep a "menagerie" of programs on your computer.

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