new to ubuntu; have a few questions

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Thu Nov 9 12:07:03 UTC 2006

On 11/9/06, Constantine Evans <constantine at> wrote:
> Eamonn Sullivan wrote:
> > On 11/9/06, Dwain Alford <dwain.alford at> wrote:
> >> 5. is there an open source pdf editor akin to acrobat (full version) and
> >> nitro pdf?  i need more than a viewer.
> >
> > Just doubleclick on a PDF file or open one from the Web and the
> > default PDF viewer will open it.
> > -Eamonn
> Henk Koster wrote:
> > The standard pdf-viewer is Evince, which you can open by right-clicking
> > on a pdf-file. I don't know whether it has all the features you want, but
> > then you can also install Acrobat Reader (package acroread). You may have
> > to uncomment some repository lines in /etc/apt/sources.list (remove the
> > # token at the start of the line).
> While I understand that there are many questions on this list and it is
> helpful to be able to compose one's answers in the shortest time
> possible, and there are many questions which are asked countless times,
> this is a perfect example of what happens when one answers without
> taking the time to read the question. Dwain specifically said in his
> question "i need more than a viewer"! He also had "pdf editor" in there,
> and "akin to acrobat *(full version)*" (emphasis added).

Yes, I agree and apologize. I reread the question after I sent, but it
was too late. Replying to myself would have just compounded the error,
I figured.

> I keep seeing this happen with increasing frequency, especially on
> #ubuntu, but now on the forums and here as well. In #ubuntu, where I
> have the most experience with the issue, users get very upset about
> this, and it makes us look quite bad.
> Please, take a moment to make sure that you are actually responding to
> the question that the user is asking.

I hereby resolve not to answer questions first thing in the morning...


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