flpsed - a Postscript and PDF annotator
flpsed is a WYSIWYG PostScript annotator.
You can't remove or modify existing elements of a document.
But flpsed lets you add arbitrary text lines to existing
PostScript documents (PostScript is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated).
Added lines can later be reedited with flpsed.
Using pdftops, which is part of xpdf
one can convert PDF documents to PostScript and also add text to them.
flpsed is useful for filling in forms, adding notes etc.
GsWidget is now part of flpsed.
flpsed is released under the GPL.
fltk-1.3.x based version:
flpsed is also available as debian package,
openSUSE package, and
A mercurial repository can
be found here.
- Add arbitrary text to existing PostScript documents.
- Reedit text, that has been added with flpsed.
- The overall structure of the PostScript document is not
modified. flpsed only adds the additional text.
- Batch processing (no X11 required) to modify tagged text lines
that have been entered interactively with flpsed before. This is
very useful for repeatedly filling in forms.
- Text lines can be imported from other flpsed-modified documents.
- Import and export PDF. Therefore it can be used as a PDF editor as well.
Changes from 0.5.3 to 0.7.0
- Detect pdf by looking at magic number instead of file extension.
- Bring in utf8 changes from fltk2 based version to make it work
with fltk-1.3. flpsed is now officially based on fltk-1.3.x.