Gscan2pdf, a simple GUI tool to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents, reached the 2.0 release a few days ago. The new release has switched from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3.
Changes in Gscan2PDF 2.0 (and 2.0.1) include:
- Fixed editing OCR output
- Fixed displaying image after undoing
- Fixed displaying image after deleting page
- Fixed text in progress bars
- Fixed warning message clearing all pages if no scanner detected
- Switch from gtk+-2 to gtk+-3, requiring the reimplementation of GtkImageview in pure Perl, as C library not compatible with gtk+-3.
- Fixed ghosting if flatbed only source option but not set.
- Fixed setting preferences if frontend not set to libsane-image-perl and no scanner available.
How to Install Gscan2pdf 2.0.1 in Ubuntu:
The developer’s PPA contains the new release packages for Ubuntu 18.04 so far. Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.10 packages are in process.
Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, do following steps:
1. Add the PPA via command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa
Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.
2. For those who have a previous release installed, upgrade it through Software Updater:
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.