1. For pdf: How can I create outlines/bookmarks for and merge them into pdf files in either terminal or in GUI application in Ubuntu?
  2. For djvu: I know how to do the same thing for djvu files in terminal using djvused. I was wondering if there is some gui based application that can create bookmarks/outlines for djvu files more quickly?

Thanks and regards!

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for the second part of your question I would recommend djvusmooth.

for the first part of your question I would suggest pdfchain should cover your requirements

both are available from the Software Centre.

I personally use a command in terminal to extract text:

pdftotext -layout *.pdf anyname.txt

this will export the text of the pdf to a file meaning you can edit the text in a text editor.

  • @Allan: Thanks! pdfchain seems not provide editing bookmarks/outlines of a pdf file. Am I wrong?
    – Tim
    Feb 25, 2011 at 14:31
  • @Tim Hi I have found an alternative that you can try called jpdfbookmarks its not in the Software Centre, so you will have to install it manually I will add the steps to do this to my answer soon
    – Allan
    Feb 25, 2011 at 14:52
  • @Allan: Thanks! I have tried jpdfbookmarks. It can make bookmarks in GUI mode. However it seems a software just for making bookmarks, not for other common requirements on pdf files. For example, I cannot or don't know how to select texts (for copying). Am I missing something?
    – Tim
    Feb 25, 2011 at 15:00
  • @tim: I use a command line which extracts the text to a text file I can then choose copy what I want from it although you can do this from evince the default pdf viewer for Ubuntu as well.
    – Allan
    Feb 25, 2011 at 15:12
  • @Allan: (1) what is the command to extract? (2) do you mean opening the file in jpdfbookmarks for bookmarking, and also open it in evince to select text?
    – Tim
    Feb 25, 2011 at 15:25

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