how to modify pdf file on Ubuntu

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Wed Oct 29 12:18:01 UTC 2008

Bo Grimes wrote:
> 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
> Windows.
> ViewPDF, a GNUStep application, is also decent for just reading.  Runs fine
> and is in the repos.

The original post sounded like he wants to *edit* PDF's. I'd be 
interested in such things too...they seem rare even under Windows.

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