Is there any utility or command on Ubuntu for checking spelling errors in a pdf file? Or a way to integrate spellcheck in Evince?

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You can use LibreOffice with the pdf-import extension, or use Abiword to edit your pdf documents with a spell checker.

The extension can be installed on the command line with:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-pdfimport

And Abiword can be installed with:

sudo apt-get install abiword
  • Thank you. Could you tell me where I can download pdf-import extenion for LibreOffice. I have tried google search, but unable to get any link.
    – samarasa
    Sep 19, 2011 at 20:58
  • @kkp: it's in the software center.
    – RolandiXor
    Sep 19, 2011 at 22:11
  • @kkp if the answer answered the question you can mark it as solved by clicking the tick button.
    – RolandiXor
    Sep 20, 2011 at 0:57
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    I am testing the options. When I imported a pdf file in LibreOffice, some words are combined such as "theperformance" and therefore showing several spelling errors.
    – samarasa
    Sep 20, 2011 at 2:13
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    Abiword also distorts while importing: some pairs of words are combined into a single word, and math notation is imported as combinations of letters and symbols, e.g. Fv for $F_v$. Jun 4, 2019 at 18:26

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