Gscan2PDF 2.2.0 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

December 1, 2018 — Leave a comment

Gscan2pdf, GTK tool to produce PDF / DjVu from scanned document, released version 2.2.0 recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 16.04.

Gscan2pdf 2.2.0 release highlights according to the changelog:

  • Check validity of device blacklist regex when applying preferences
  • Modify preference “Force new scan job between pages” to only take effect when scanning from flatbed.
  • Fixed crash switching frontend option in Edit/Preferences between libimage-sane-perl and scanimage.
  • Fixed visibility of scan widgets when switching from libimage-sane-perl to scanimage.
  • Collect all warning and error messages in one dialog.
  • Be more tolerant of errors whilst fetching options.
  • Use default text if the title of a group of scan options is empty.
  • Lock panning of image and OCR output views
  • Translation updates.

How to Install gscan2pdf 2.2.0 in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu PPA has made the new release packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

Type user password (no asterisks feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. For those who have a previous release installed, upgrade it through Software Updater:

upgrade gscan2pdf

For the first time, you can either install it via Synaptic Package Manager or by running following commands in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gscan2pdf

How to Remove:

To remove gscan2pdf, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove gscan2pdf

And the PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility, under Other Software tab.

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