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fs

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Icon 1 posted April 23, 2009 03:45      Profile for fs   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
F-Secure advises users to get an alternate PDF reader because Adobe's Acrobat Reader leaves them open to attack.

I already use Adobe's reader only as a last resort. I usually use Evince or xpdf, but I'd love to find something that offers nice, convenient, PDF annotation. Anybody know of something like that for Linux?

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Richard Wolf VI
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Searching the Ubuntu repos, I found Xournal and Okular, the one is for GTK+ and the other for KDE 4. I have not tried them myself since I've never needed to make annotations on a PDF.

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Given the way reader works most of the time I thought it was the malware...
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CW Smith
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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2009 12:21      Profile for CW Smith   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.

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quote:
Originally posted by CW Smith:
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.

Speaking of which - Mac Firefox users should check this out:
http://code.google.com/p/firefox-mac-pdf/

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Grummash

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Icon 1 posted April 25, 2009 14:15      Profile for Grummash     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by CW Smith:
On the Mac side, Preview has pretty much made Acrobat Reader unnecessary.

I thought so too, until yesterday. Me and Mrs Grummash had cause to download a couple of application forms from our government's website. At first I only saw the 'download and print' version, but then I noticed the 'download and fill-in onscreen before you print' version, which was clearly the more sensible choice.

Sadly, Preview did not recognise the text-entry fields and we had to resort to Adobe Reader to complete the forms. This is a shame because, having made much use of Preview's ability to stitch .pdf's together into a single document, I thought it had matured into a viable replacement for Reader.

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