[nSLUG] Editable PDFs: what Linux software?

Herb herb at theria.ca
Sat Jun 27 09:36:24 ADT 2020


It's a problem for sure. There is an Adobe Android app that I use on my 
little Nexus 7 tablet called Adobe Fill & Sign, for when this kind of 
thing pops up.

<https://acrobat.adobe.com/ca/en/mobile/fill-sign-pdfs.html>



On Sat, Jun 27, 2020 at 02:03, Mike Spencer <mspencer at tallships.ca> 
wrote:
> 
> Windoes users can fetch forms (such as gov't tax forms) in PDF format,
> edit them to the extent of filling in the requested data and save or
> email them.
> 
> xpdf(1) can't do that.
> 
> Is there well know software for Linux that supports doing that with
> PDF files intended to handled in that way?  "apropos pdf" doesn't
> help.
> 
> Lacking that, what software might work for this purpose?  Is there a
> parsimonious utility for this or do I have to go to some giant office
> suite or publishing package?  Googling around makes it ook like
> LibreOffice is the only good solution.
> 
> It appears that it's now taken for granted by many institutions that
> of course everybody has Windoes software to do this.  Grumble.
> 
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