Gscan2PDF 2.1.3 Adds timezone / time info in PDF Metadata

July 29, 2018

Gscan2pdf, a GTK tool to produce PDF / DjVu from scanned document, reached the 2.1.3 release a few days ago.

Gscan2pdf 2.1.3 closed feature request “gscan2pdf always set the time to 0 UTC“, by optionally including timezone and time information in metadata of PDF or DjVU.

The new release also contains following changes:

  • Only run test if session file can be deserialised. This fixes t/175_open_session2.t fails on i686 machine.
  • Don’t unnecessarily use tiffcp on single-page TIFFs.
  • Update to German translation.

How to Install gscan2pdf 2.1.3 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives, gscan2pdf 2.1.3 can be easily installed via its official PPA repository.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or using software launcher. When it oepns,run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jeffreyratcliffe/ppa

Type your 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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