LinuxMagItaly_cover192Thank you to Luca Tringali at Linux Magazine Italy for writing an article about Qoppa’s Advanced PDF Editor for Linux! We’re publishing below the article translated from Italian to English, with his permission.


Any office must work with PDFs. Today every document digital is sent in PDF format, because it has the advantage of be an open format, so there are dozens of programs that display that format easily and for free. The problem arises when it comes to creating and above all ways to edit PDFs: programs that do these things cost a lot,especially the famous Adobe Acrobat Pro (more than 200 euros a year).

And they often don’t work well on GNU / Linux. Instead, Qoppa PDF Studio has a much lower cost, which you can reduce further with our discount coupon, and offers all the features of Adobe Acrobat working perfectly on GNU / Linux (and also Windows and MacOS). It also offers functions that, at the moment, they are not available in the Adobe software. Among his more interesting features we note the possibility of editing texts, images, paths, and even the shades within PDFs, in addition to the complete validation of PDF/A for long term archiving of documents. The conversion function to HTML5 and SVG, is very useful to transform a PDF into an easy format to publish on a website and edit with any graphical web editing program. Another feature that is not present in Adobe Acrobat is the personal comment library or tool chest, which allows users to store recurring comments in order to reuse them when reviewing a document with just a few clicks.


On the security side, fundamental for company offices, the redaction tool can eliminate sensitive portions of a document, to avoid that private data is inadvertently published, and PDF Studio also supports encryption and digital signatures (as required by Italian law). For those who work with lots of PDFs, the batch functions allow the execution of various edits automatically on multiple documents.


To get the 20% discount, simply use the code promotional – discount code can be found on Linux Magazine – during the purchase of Qoppa PDF Studio. The price complete is 78 euros for the Standard version and 114 euros for the Pro version. With the discount it is therefore possible to have the professional version at 91 euros and the basic version at 62 EUR. The staff working at a school (primary, secondary, and universities, public and private) can use also the special “ACADEMIA” discount voucher, to get a 50% discount on the total price. Every license key can be installed on two computers (with any operating systems). These are significant savings, when compared to Adobe Acrobat. Furthermore, the license is eternal (does not expire after one year).

Compare PDF Studio / Adobe Acrobat PDF Studio
Studio Pro
Revisions and Annotations in PDF files Yes Yes Yes Yes
Annotation Library Yes No Yes No
Fill and Save Forms Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interactive Form Designer No Yes Yes Yes
Setting Passwords and Permissions Yes Yes Yes Yes
Digital Signature of PDF No Yes Yes Yes
Combine and Rearrange Documents Yes (Limited) Yes Yes Yes
OCR (Text from Scans) No Yes Yes Yes
Change PDF Content No Yes Yes Yes
Permanent Redaction No No Yes Yes
PDF Comparison No No Yes Yes
PDFs Optimization No No Yes Yes
Batch Processing Multiple PDFs No No Yes Yes
Convert to HTML5 / SVG No No Yes Yes
Advanced Overlay No No Yes (Yes, with plugin)
Adobe Compliant PDFs Yes Yes Yes Yes