I used Adobe Acrobat 7.0 for analyze(used font,fontsize), measure(margins,sizes, ...) and comment pdf files with Windows.

This old version is perfect for my needs, but i think this old version is a security risk today, because i need to check pdf files from untrusted sources.

I need a program like Acrobat 7.0 for Linux. Regrettably Acrobat 7.0 is not stable enough with wine on ubuntu 17.10.

Which alternatives are there? a) for linux b) for windows compatible with linux wine

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You could try Xournal for highlighting, drawing, and typing notes onto the pdf. Depending on the distro you can install it by

sudo apt-get install xournal

Also, i've never used it much but Okular should be able to do everything you need.

sudo apt-get install okular
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    – jman
    Feb 16, 2018 at 21:10

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