My OS is Ubuntu. So I prefer Linux/Debian software, but any Windows software that can run under Wine or mono would be okay too.
I have a scanned pdf file which is an application form, and a picture which is the scanned version of one's signature (for example, this one) and can be in any image format such as eps or png. I would like to put the signature picture on the blank space right to "APPLICANT:" on the second page of the application form. I wonder how to do that?
I have tried the following methods, but none succeeded.
The first way is using gimp. I first import the application form into gimp, and then paste the signature picture on the space right to "APPLICANT:" on the second page of the application form.
But the problems are that:
It seems that I can only import one page of the application form into gimp, not all of the two pages.
Also when I save the modification, the closest format to pdf I can save to is ps, and the resolution has been downgraded and the storage size of the saved file is 10 times bigger than the original application form and the signature picture.
The second way is using Libreoffice Draw. I have installed the libreoffice-pdfimport package. But after I import the application form into Libreoffice Draw,
all the scanned content is not imported, and
the layout is different from the layout of the original application form.
So what other ways can I try? I would prefer some way that can lay the signature picture directly on the application form pdf file,
- without having to convert between formats,
- without having to create much bigger files while keeping the original resolution,
- without having to split and combine pages of a multi-page pdf file,
- without having to rasterize other parts of the pdf file, i.e. without losing the text I later added to the application form pdf file by having to convert the whole pdf into images.