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Edit PDF Document In Ubuntu Linux With PDFedit

PDF is currently a well known document type and you often need to edit such documents. PDFedit is an open-source and free tool used for editing PDF documents in Ubuntu. It has very useful features like editing and marking text, drawing objects, inserting pages from other documents, rotating pages, and converting into XML formats.

It comes by default with Ubuntu’s repositories, simply run following command in terminal to install it.

sudo apt-get install pdfedit

Once installation is complete, it can be launched from Applications > Graphics > PDF Editor.


It is not just limited to only editing documents, you can also find some more useful options in it.


Now, lets see how we can edit PDF files, first open PDF file by clicking Open. You can also use key board shortcut key F3 to open documents.


Click Select text tool and select the text you wish to change,  you will see the selected line of text displayed in a text box in the upper menu. Here made required changes to the text, click Save.


That all. PDFedit is also famous for offering command line tool for editing PDF documents, but for that you need some good scripting skills. Enjoy!

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