FreeBSD Equivalent To Adobe Acrobat

Ben Woods woodsb02 at
Mon Jul 3 23:02:55 UTC 2017

On Tue, 4 Jul 2017 at 2:08 am, B J <va6bmj at> wrote:

> I know that there are several programs that can be used for reading
> PDF files as I've looked at some of them.
> 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.
> Does anyone have any suggestions or am I stuck having to use it under
> Windows to do my income tax returns?
> Thank you.
> B. M. Jatzeck


If you want to insert pages, rotate pages, cut out pages, etc, then you can
look at pfdtk which is available in the ports tree at print/pdftk.

If you want to simply fill in existing forms in the PDF, that can normally
be accomplished in the more feature complete PDF readers such as Evince
(gtk gui) and Okular (qt gui).

Good luck!

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