how to modify pdf file on Ubuntu

Bo Grimes boslists at
Wed Oct 29 12:06:49 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 07:26:17PM +0800, loody wrote:
> Dear all:
> I have tried several pdf editors like pdfedit, kword, etc.
> But I still feel it is unconvenient as adobe acrobat professional
> Is there any other pdf editors you can suggest for me?
> My requirement is really simple, can show bookmark, can add bookmark,
> can add comment.
> appreciate your help,

For basic viewing I use Evince. apt-get install evince.  It will show in the
menus as Document Viewer, and it's a Gnome application. 

I do a lot of pdf viewing and have a need to mark them up with highlights
and comments.  I run PDF-XChange-Viewer with Wine and it works great.  It's
free but not open source, but I'd rather use it than be forced to use

ViewPDF, a GNUStep application, is also decent for just reading.  Runs fine
and is in the repos.

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