FreeBSD Equivalent To Adobe Acrobat

Polytropon freebsd at
Mon Jul 3 16:17:45 UTC 2017

On Mon, 3 Jul 2017 16:08:35 +0000, B J wrote:
> I know that there are several programs that can be used for reading
> PDF files as I've looked at some of them.

Depending on the "complexity" of the files, many programs can be
suggested, and your choice could be guided into a specific
direction if you want something that integrates with a specific
desktop environment (xpdf, evince, gimp, ...).

> What I'm looking for is something that can edit PDF files, such as
> government forms where one can fill in the blanks.  I've used Adobe
> Acrobat to do that, but it was on a Windows machine.  Adobe doesn't
> have a FreeBSD version and it's long dropped supporting Acrobat for
> Linux.

The "Acrobat Reader" has been removed from the ports collection
due to security considerations, as far as I know.

> Does anyone have any suggestions or am I stuck having to use it under
> Windows to do my income tax returns?

I'd be interested in a verified suggestion, too. I still have
a machine for offline use with acroread9-9.4.2 installed. :-)

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