Xournal: how to use for an existing pdf?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Tue Dec 6 17:51:05 UTC 2011

On 12/06/2011 06:54 AM, Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On Tue, December 6, 2011 15:34, Linda wrote:
>> You can't edit it, it is the background, but you can white
>> out the information and place new information over the top.
>> One cavet, if you white out information and export as pdf,
>> when the pdf is opened it will show the original information
>> for a moment before the whiteout is placed over the top so
>> for instance if you want to remove sensitive information do
>> not send them the altered pdf. I print out the file and
>> rescan for such things.
> In your very particular use case, I recommend that you use the full Adobe
> Acrobat product. Yes I am recommending you a commercial product that may
> or may not work on Linux.

Inkscape does a very nice job for editing. Edit and then print back out
as a PDF with a different name so that you still have the original.

I no longer pdfedit due to:
[pdfedit consumes 100% of processor after an edit ]
Actually actually consumes nearly all of the cpu for any single change.

A very nice commercial (and reasonably priced) offering for linux:

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