# file

## January 10, 2021

Annotating pdf files PDF files are really useful for moving documents around when you 'need' the recipient to be able to open in a pdf reader and see what you intended.

Unless you have access to expensive software you are usually not able to edit these files easily. While LibreOffice draw can perhaps do this, it may not be ideal for the job.

Xournal [1] is a Debian application, that while mostly aimed at touch screens, is able to annotate pdf files as the video below demonstrates.

As mentioned in the video notes, Xournal will export as a .pdf.pdf file, so you may want to rename it when saving. This is not even an issue for me.

Happy to discuss further on Mastodon [2] or on IRC. Please see contact page for details.

References

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License PDF files are really useful to moving documents around when you 'need' the recipient to be able to open in a pdf reader and see what you intended.

Unless you have access to expensive software you are usually not able to edit these files easily. While LibreOffice draw can perhaps do this, it may not be ideal for the job.

Xournal [1] is a Debian application, that while mostly aimed at touch screens, is able to annotate pdf files as the video below demonstrates.

As mentioned in the video notes, Xournal will export as a .pdf.pdf file, so you may want to rename it when saving. This is not even an issue for me.

Happy to discuss further on Mastodon [2] or on IRC. Please see contact page for details.

References

## March 17, 2020

Console / terminal File viewer

One of the nice things about forums, IRC etc, is you get to find out about all sorts of software that is really useful. Sometimes this just seems to address fit what you want.

One such example is a program called view

manpage description is:-

mcview – Internal file viewer of GNU Midnight Commander.

You can use view to view pdf files, or rather the text content within, which is pretty good, very useful if compiling $\LaTeX$ with pdflatexfor example.

You can also use view on a png graphics file, however this just displays information about the file, for example resolution. Again useful from the terminal / console at least.

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