Feature request: Covering/hiding graphics and text

Asked by Eduard Bürki

In Adobe Reader there is a tool, that can add rectangles objects, for example in white colour.

I have often used this, to prepare a PDF page before I then printed it.
Sometimes I want to print a PDF page, but without the content of the down part of the page. Or I want to hide a picture and print only the text.

I think qpdfview has already something that is very close to this. I mean
Menu->Edit->Add a note->Add text highlighting

My suggestion is:
Just modify this feature a little bit:
-make a more perfect rectangle
-change the colour from yellow to white
-make it intransparent

I don't think there is another PDF viewer under Linux that has this function. So your viewer would have a unique feature.

What do you think about this?

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Adam Reichold (adamreichold) said :


there are a lot of editing/annotation features qpdfview does not support ATM due to lack of time for development and maintenance. The two we do support are the bare minimum to work collaboratively on PDF documents and I think anything else is out of scope for now.

If the aim is free form manipulation of individual pages before printing you can also open the PDF document (if necessary limited to the relevant pages) using e.g. GIMP specifying the resolution used during printing for rasterization and then perform all of the editing operation GIMP offers.

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