Sunday, August 20, 2017

How to Install GScan2PDF 1.8.5 release on Ubuntu

  gscan2pdf is a GUI to ease the process of producing PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents. You scan one or several pages in with File/Scan, and create a PDF of selected pages with File/Save PDF. At maturity, the GUI will have similar features to that of the Windows Imaging program, but with the express objective of writing a PDF, including metadata. Scanning is handled with SANE via scanimage. PDF conversion is done by libtiff. Perl is used for portability and ease of programming, with gtk2-perl for the GUI. This should therefore work more or less out of the box on any system with gtk2-perl, scanimage, and libtiff.

GScan2PDF 1.8.5 Changelog:
  • support for Poppler (pdftops) as postscript backend.
  • support for libsane-perl
  • Reapply current scan settings for those scanners that reset them when forcing a reload
  • Eliminate unnecessary strings from gscan2pdf.pot to prevent unnecessary work and confusion on the part of the translators.
  • A3 to default paper sizes
  • Update to Hungarian translation (thanks to csola)
  • Update to Slovak translation (thanks to Dušan Kazik)

Installation instructions:

   Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

   Option, remove GScan2PDF 1.8.5:

$ sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gscan2pdf


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