PDEedit is free PDF editor for Windows, UNIX, Cygwin like operating system. The software is to edit PDF files. This free pdf editor is open source and very lightweight to download. It includes PDF manipulating library based on xPDF, GUI, and set of command line tools. This free pdf editor is much more advanced than others like PDFRider, or Online PDF Editor.
The program contains set of command tools that lets you edit the PDF contents. Complete editing of PDF documents is possible with PDFedit. You can change raw PDF objects (for advanced users) or use many GUI functions. Functionality can easily extended by using a scripting language (ECMAScript).
The scripts library of the application is downloadable from the online library and they shall be automatically loaded in your application as soon as you restart your editor. PDFedit GUI based on the Qt 3 toolkit and scripting engine (QSA), so every operation is scriptable. Part of the program is also command line interface for PDF manipulation. Tools also include example usage of the library, which proves to be useful and handy in case you stuck anywhere.
Since the entire application is based on scripting library, the multi platform library works well on UNIX, Windows 32/64 bit and others. You can perform various editing functions like read, edit, and extract information from the PDF file based upon xPDF library. The interesting this free PDF Editor is, it has unlimited functionality. You are provided with scripting library and tools along with step by step guide and hints. You can add much functionality to the application by following and adding scripts.
You can also edit PDF without installing this application. Follow the steps narrated below:
1) Install the klik client. Do this as user(!), not as root.
2) Visit http://PDFedit.klik.atekon.de/
3) Click on the big blue arrow icon at the bottom of page
4) Confirm questions you may be asked (read the hints for reference)
5) Wait for your PDFedit to automatically start-up
6) Next time, start PDFedit by clicking on the icon on your desktop labelled “PDFedit_0.2.3.cmg”
PDFEdit interface is based on QT3.x which heavily depends upon scripting. This gives you mode to extend your scripts and plugins to modify and alter their behavior.
Open dialogs.qs, which resides in your install directory. Add the function that you name the script with for calling, to the end (optionally write a comment describing the function in doxygen-like style to add the function in command line documentation which is automatically generated) and save the file.
Then after either restarting the application or reloading the script file calling in command line
we can manually call the function from the command line.
Any person conversant with the scripting language and computer knowledge would be able to enhance this PDF editor easily and enhance the program as much as you like.
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