Why PDFedit?

People sometimes like to edit PDF documents. KWord has the ability to import, edit, and re-export PDFs, but the formatting often gets messed up during import. pdfjam is a command-line tool that allows you to do some sophisticated PDF manipulating (rotating, combining, splitting), but it also has limitations, and sometimes people are more comfortable with a point-and-click graphical user interface (GUI).

Ubuntu 7.10 and above

To install pdfedit, install the ''pdfedit'' package

Older versions

Method 1

in the GUI

Download (Broken Link)this file to your desktop. Then double-click it.

in the terminal

wget -c http://3v1n0.tuxfamily.org/pool/edgy/3v1n0/pdfedit_0.2.5-0+3v1ubuntu1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i pdfedit_0.2.5-0+3v1ubuntu1_i386.deb

For Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn you may use the PDFEdit package from http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pdfedit/pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm Download the rpm file from http://sourceforge.net/projects/pdfedit/ and install it with:

sudo alien -i pdfedit_0.3.1-1_i386.rpm

Method 2

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install alien
wget -c http://downloads.sourceforge.net/pdfedit/pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm
sudo alien -iv pdfedit-0.3.1-1.i386.rpm

Launching PDFedit

Afterwards, you should be able to launch PDFedit with the command


PDFedit (last edited 2011-10-29 11:21:31 by michael.rawson)