Xournal: how to use for an existing pdf?

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Dec 7 03:06:35 UTC 2011

On 12/06/2011 04:09 PM, Amedee Van Gasse wrote:
> On Tue, December 6, 2011 19:24, NoOp wrote:
>> On 12/06/2011 10:01 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 6 December 2011 17:51, NoOp <...> wrote:
>> ...
>>>> 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.
>>> Well I did not know you could use Inkscape for PDF.  Thanks for that
>>> gem of knowledge
>> ...
>> It does have limitations. Inkscape only does one page at a time, so if
>> you have a multipage document use pdfshuffler to insert the modified page.
> And that's why I recommended Adobe Acrobat in this particular case.
> Several Adobe employees have confirmed me that they cannot guarantee that
> a PDF file is still readable if it is edited by a program other than an
> Adobe product. I would add to that: any program that doesn't 100% follow
> the published ISO specification but used reverse engineering to edit PDF
> files.

Let's see what it might cost to do that:

Win7 license: from $120 USD (so that we can legally run Win7 in a VM)
Adobe Acrobat X Standard: $299 USD
[Isn't it interesting that the only prices displayed are the 'Upgrade'
prices... You have to click the 'Full' option on the 'Buy' tag. Do you
think that my Office97 version would qualify for an upgrade at $139?]

So far we have spent $419 USD to edit a PDF... wow, what a deal!
And even if we have Win7 that came with a PC/laptop, we're still talking
about $300 USD + tax. Perhaps you can afford all that... I certainly can't.

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