11 of the Best Free Linux PDF Tools
Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by
Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. The format
includes a subset of the PostScript page description programming
language, a font-embedding system, and a structural storage system.
Over the years PDF has become an extremely important file
format. If you want to create documents that can be viewed under all
major operating systems, PDF is the ticket, as it maintains the overall
look and feel of documents regardless of what platform they are viewed
There is a large range of PDF-related software available with
many different applications available that can both output to and open
files. Many open source software save documents to this format
such as OpenOffice.org
This article identifies the best free Linux PDF related
software that is available. It covers software that creates, views,
manipulates PDFs as well as selecting some useful utilities. All of the
applications featured here are released under a
freely distributable license, with the exception of Adobe Reader (which
is closed source), but this application is too important to ignore.
Hopefully, there will be something of interest for anyone who wants to
manage PDF documents.
Now, let's explore the 11 PDF tools at hand. For
each title we have compiled its own portal page, providing a screenshot
of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis
of its features, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.
||Editor for manipulating PDF documents
page layout software which produces commercial grade PDF output
||Vector-based drawing program
PostScript / PDF interpreter
||Multi-page document viewer
print and collaborate on PDF files
||Universal document viewer with support for advanced
||Document post production tool
tool for manipulating PDFs
||Tools for and transforming and inspecting PDF files
Add annotations to PDF files
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