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Joined: 10/15/2015

Alternatives of Master Pdf editor in Trisquel.

Joined: 11/11/2014

I have also been looking for that, posted similar question on Software Recommendation Stackexchange: Free/Libre or Open Source PDF editing software for GNU/Linux

You may try pdfedit.

Magic Banana

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Joined: 07/24/2010

PDFedit uses Qt 3, first released in 2001 (Qt 4 arrived in 2005; Qt 5 in 2012). Yet PDFedit easily installs and properly runs on Trisquel 7... if you find the .deb packages! I found them for you. If your system is 64-bit (executing 'arch' in a terminal would tell), here they are:

  1. http://launchpadlibrarian.net/86479683/libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_amd64.deb
  2. http://launchpadlibrarian.net/58578046/pdfedit_0.4.5-2_amd64.deb

If your system is 32-bit:

  1. http://launchpadlibrarian.net/86474027/libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_i386.deb
  2. http://launchpadlibrarian.net/58578547/pdfedit_0.4.5-2_i386.deb

Download the two packages for your architecture and install them in this order: libqt3-mt_3.3.8-b-8ubuntu3_amd64.deb first and pdfedit_0.4.5-2_amd64.deb second. To do so, you can use 'sudo dpkg -i package-file.deb' or you can first install the "gdebi" package (using the package manager) and then double-click on the .deb files.

Joined: 01/22/2011

I use pdftk. It's a very useful cli application.
From its man page:
If PDF is electronic paper, then PDFtk is an electronic stapler-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. PDFtk is a simple tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. Keep one in the top drawer of your desktop and use it to:
- Merge PDF documents
- Split PDF pages into a new document
- Decrypt input as necessary (password required)
- Encrypt output as desired
- Fill PDF Forms with FDF Data and/or Flatten Forms
- Apply a Background Watermark
- Report PDF on metrics, including metadata and bookmarks
- Update PDF Metadata
- Attach Files to PDF Pages or the PDF Document
- Unpack PDF Attachments
- Burst a PDF document into single pages
- Uncompress and re-compress page streams
- Repair corrupted PDF (where possible)