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== pdfForts ==
 
== pdfForts ==
This is a plugin for Dolphin & Konqueror, which provides simple GUI actions to combine or alter PDF files. Dolphin & Konqueror are applicable to Linux only.
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This is a plugin for Dolphin & Konqueror, which provides simple GUI actions to combine or alter PDF files. Dolphin & Konqueror are applicable to '''Linux''' only.
   
pdfForts does not appear to be packaged by many distributions. Obtain from https://github.com/sjau/pdfForts
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pdfForts does not appear to be packaged by many distributions. Obtain from https://github.com/sjau/pdfForts. It does require several dependencies, which typically are packaged by distributions - these will need to be installed via the package manager.
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Note that the install.sh script appears to have been written for KDE4 and does not put files in the correct location for KFrameworks5. see http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-linux-productivity-machine-kde-service-menus/
 
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A couple of points to note re the install.sh script
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*the tarball must be unpacked in a path to which users have '''write''' permission
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**nevertheless, the script must be run as root
 
*it appears to have been written for KDE4 and does not put files in the correct location for KFrameworks5. see http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/build-linux-productivity-machine-kde-service-menus/. All that is required is to copy files to correct locations:
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<nowiki>*.sh to /usr/bin/pdfForts</nowiki>
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<nowiki>*.desktop to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts</nowiki>
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Only a few modules have a *.conf file, that also references /usr/share/kde4
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* change these references to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts
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Following installation, open a new Dolphin window, select one or more PDF files and right-click to see what tasks are availbable from the "Actions" sub-menu.
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Other Linux file managers, such as Thunar, also have facilities for service menus and pdfForts should be able to work there too.
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[[Category:Technical Info]]
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[[Category:Recommendations]]

Latest revision as of 22:31, 3 December 2016

pdfForts

This is a plugin for Dolphin & Konqueror, which provides simple GUI actions to combine or alter PDF files. Dolphin & Konqueror are applicable to Linux only.

pdfForts does not appear to be packaged by many distributions. Obtain from https://github.com/sjau/pdfForts. It does require several dependencies, which typically are packaged by distributions - these will need to be installed via the package manager.

A couple of points to note re the install.sh script

*.sh to /usr/bin/pdfForts

*.desktop to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts

Only a few modules have a *.conf file, that also references /usr/share/kde4

  • change these references to /usr/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus/pdfForts

Following installation, open a new Dolphin window, select one or more PDF files and right-click to see what tasks are availbable from the "Actions" sub-menu.

Other Linux file managers, such as Thunar, also have facilities for service menus and pdfForts should be able to work there too.