How could I add annotations and highlights in PDF files in an Xfce desktop environment?
Pdfedit looks like it should do what you need. nMaster pdf editor will also work but it ismercial software. nOkular should also work but it requires KDE to be installed. nPdf studio ismercial java software and should also work.
What is the best PDF editing tool for Ubuntu Linux?
I was searching for the right PDF Editor for the Ubuntu for a very long time. Various people rmended Master PDF which has a great U.I but lacks important features like Concatenation and splitting of multiple PDFs (which I often require). Finally my search ended with PDF Studio by Quoppa. The U.I. of the software is very different from Adobe Acrobat 11 and you may take a day to understand and find the features youmonly require post which you would be good to go. Here is the detailedparisons of the features and prices of different versions of PDF Studio and Adobe Acrobat. (Picked up from PDF Studio's website) n nHope this helps!
If there any PDF editor alternatives to replace text in a PDF other than products from Adobe?
I have used products from Adobe as well as others. So I am absolutely sure that there are other PDF editor alternatives that can replace s in a PDF and go beyond expectations. Among them is PDFelement for Mac s . This PDF editor replaced s in my PDF quite fast. I found that it actually works perfectly if a PDF has keywords. I could find keywords and replace them in just two steps. Aside from replacing PDFelement for Mac could also alter the font the color and font size. In another instance I used PDFelement for Mac to edit s and the process was smooth. I deleted and added new s in any page I chose. I was fascinated by the fact that I could not only edit but also s and this alternative was perfect for putting images in the .
Is their any PDF viewer in Linux which allows highlighting text in any PDF?
I use Master PDF Editor for that it not only functions as a PDF reader but also is a full fledged PDF editor. Of course it's a paid closed-source software and since it's also a full fledged PDF editor it's indeed a total overkill if you want to just highlight PDFs. But in my experience it the best software available for Linux to interact with PDFs. Of course there's yet another alternative called Qoppa PDF Studio Pro which has same features but I prefer Master PDF Editor because it is a native Linux app while Qoppa PDF Studio Pro is written in JAVA and requires JAVA runtime to work. And truth be told right now you may not need a PDF reader with full fledged PDF editing capabilities but you may need one in future so why settle for a mere PDF reader go directly for something which offers you both PDF reading and editing capabilities.
I have Linux, but what do I use instead of Adobe?
Hmm Adobe what?? Adobe Acrobat Buy Master PDF Editor (Just like Adobe Acrobat it supports filling up of dynamic XFA forms too) Adobe Audition Buy Bitwig Studio (Adobe Audition is a pipsqueakpared to this behemoth of a DAW this DAW is like Ableton Live on steroids) of course if you want something simpler you can go for Tracktion Waveform or EnergyXT (Even these two DAWs have more features than Adobe Audition Adobe Audition is seriously deficient in featurespared to other DAWs). Adobe Premiere Pro Buy Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio (Adobe Premiere Pro looks like a kidpared to this monster). But then again unless youre making the next Avengers movie I don think youll require the Resolve Studio. Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Buy Bloom Image Editor (Yeah itbines the features of both those softwares) Adobe Illustrator Go for Inkscape Adobe InDesign and InCopy Buy VivaDesigner (It has a built in Word Processor which has similar functionality as InCopy) Adobe Dreamweaver Buy Pingendo or Pinegrow Adobe After Effects Buy Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Studio (Way more powerful than Adobe After Effects). Yet again a total overkill but can go wrong with it in terms of power. Adobe Digital Editions Calibre (Of course it doesn support DRM protected eBooks)
Can I perform all my daily tasks in an Ubuntu OS? Things like surfing the Internet or some office work.
For browsing the web it quite good you have most major browser available for Ubuntu do it won be a problem. For office work well it depends if your office work involves usage of Microsoft Office then you would need to spend money on special proprietary office suite like Softmaker Office so as to ensure hundred percentpatibility with Microsoft Office files LibreOffice doesn offer goodpatibility with Microsoft Office files. If your office work involves the usage of PDF editors and interaction with dynamic XFA forms then you would yet again need spend on proprietary PDF editor like Master PDF Editor which has all the features of Adobe Acrobat and right now the only PDF Editor for Linux which lets you work with dynamic XFA forms. If youre into music recording and mixing via DAWs then you would need to change your DAW to something Linux friendly like Bitwig Studio Tracktion Waveform or Harrison Mixbus 32C. These DAWse at a cost of course I do agree that free open-source DAWs do exist but they aren capable enough as these proprietary DAWs. If your work involved usage of video editing tools like Final Cut Pro Adobe Premier Pro you would yet again need to spend on pricey video editing tools like DaVinci Resolve Studio or Lightworks Pro because your existing video editing tools won work on Linux and the free open-source video editors aren capable enough. If your job involves anything with Microsoft Exchange mail and calendar then just stick to Evolution Mail. Get rid of the crappy Mozilla Thunderbird that Canonical ships by default. So Ubuntu is pretty much capable of performing all kinds of daily tasks as long as youre ready to adjust with few nuances and spend some money here and there.