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====Portable Document Format====

==Printing PDF files==
~To print to a PDF use [[CupsPDF|CUPS-PDF]]

==Editing PDF files==
~The following programs can edit-

~Convert, build/combine to make a . Can extract from PDF files. Project created by [[rcrsn51]]. See the [[PeasyPDF]] page for more information.

~Can edit many aspects of a pdf document, including text and saves in PDF format.
~[[ PDFedit 0.4.5 thread]]
~[[ PDFedit thread]]
~[[ PDF program repository on dokupuppy]]
~[[ PDFedit help installing/compiling]]
~[[ PDFedit homepage]]

~Can re-arrange PDF documents by splitting, merging, cropping etc. For this purpose it is easier than ""PDFEdit"". It saves in PDF format. PDFShuffler requires [[Python]], see the following threads-
~[[ package thread]]
~[[ pdfshuffler and python installation]]

~See [[Inkscape Inkscape page]].

~Can import PDF, see [[GIMP GIMP page]].

**"" with Sun PDF Import Extension""**
~The PDF Import Extension allows you to import and modify PDF documents. Best results with 100% layout accuracy can be achieved with the “PDF/ODF hybrid file” format, which this extension also enables. A hybrid PDF/ODF file is a PDF file that contains an embedded ODF source file. Hybrid PDF/ODF files will be opened in as an ODF file without any layout changes. Users without this extension can open the PDF part of the hybrid file with their PDF viewer.
~The PDF Import Extension also allows you to import and modify PDF documents for non hybrid PDF/ODF files. PDF documents are imported in Draw to preserve the layout and to allow basic editing. This is the perfect solution for changing dates, numbers or small portions of text with a minimum loss of formatting information for simple formatted documents.
~* Text attributes like font family, font size, weight (bold, not bold), style (italic, not italic) are imported together with their respective text
~* Retain font appearance, when a PDF file uses a font not installed on your system, the font is replaced with the best alternative font
~* Converts images and vector graphics
~* Each line in a paragraph is converted into one text object
~* Import of password-protected PDF files
~* Import shapes with default style
~* Support for colors and bitmaps
~* Backgrounds remain behind other elements

~KDE PDF editor, not yet available for Puppy [[ Okular homepage]]

~Works with PDF's black over white [[Xpdf]]

==PDF reading==
~See the [[AdobeReader]] page for more information.

~[[ post]]

~See [[FoxitReader Foxit Page]]

===Related Webpages===
[[ How to edit a PDF?]]
[[ techrepublic reference]]
[[ pdf-import-hybrid-odf-pdfs-extension]]
[[ list-of-pdf-editing-tools-for-ubuntu]]

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