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10 obscure Linux office applications you need to try

Nov 05, 2010, 14:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jack Wallen)


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"If you've ever checked out the list of applications available for the Linux operating system, you know there are tons of them out there. The only problem is determining which ones are worth trying. This is especially true of the office applications. You could dig through those apps for hours just to come up with a handful of gems. So I thought I would do the grunt work for you and highlight 10 of the more obscure applications that actually have valid use in your workplace. These tools range in scope and purpose, but each one of them offers an obvious business value.

"1: PDF Chain

"PDF Chain is a great graphical tool that allows you to merge, split, set background/watermark, and add attachments to PDF documents. It's a front end for pdftk and is written in gtkmm. You can merge up to 26 PDFs into one file. You can also rotate pages, set permissions for pages, and encrypt pages. If you work with PDF documents, PDF Chain is a must-have on the Linux platform.

"2: gLabels"

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