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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 24-May-15 16:34:33
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Free simple PDF editor sought


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Anyone got experience of a simple, free, PDF editor? There's a few around according to Google but which are OK & safe?

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sun 24-May-15 16:50:58
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There is an extension for OpenOffice to allow the import of PDF files. OpenOffice can already export them. Inkscape also allows the editing of PDF files. It is also possible to download an old version of Acrobat from the Adobe website. As to which is the best solution? You may just have to try them all and see which works best for you.

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 24-May-15 16:57:32
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I'll look at the old Acrobat suggestion later. Thanks.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Sun 24-May-15 16:59:42
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The problem with it is that it will only open old PDF files.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-May-15 17:51:14
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You don't have Word 2013 I suppose?

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Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Sun 24-May-15 20:26:50
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No, I use Office 2010.

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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sun 24-May-15 21:38:32
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That's a shame. Word 2013 will both import and create PDFs. Though the import isn't perfect it will do. I don't know about 2010.

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Standard User longedge
(member) Mon 25-May-15 08:41:06
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Re: Free simple PDF editor sought


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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
I don't know about 2010.

Just bye the bye - You can insert a pdf into a Word 2010 document (TextGroup/Insert/Object) but you can't AFAIK edit it and it's a clunky and unpredictable process.
Depending on how complex the editing is, you could work on the pdf as an image (screenshoot then drop it into whatever graphics package you've got).

Edited by longedge (Mon 25-May-15 08:46:43)

Standard User cheshire_man
(knowledge is power) Mon 25-May-15 11:29:25
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In reply to a post by longedge:
Depending on how complex the editing is, you could work on the pdf as an image (screenshoot then drop it into whatever graphics package you've got).
I did do that to get some text on top of the 1 page document; it works but is, to my mind, not very elegant.

There are a number of on-line offerings, not sure of the safety or whatever of them.

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Standard User micksharpe
(legend) Mon 25-May-15 12:35:00
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A one-page document? Have you tried Inkscape? If you only want to make minor changes, it may be just what you need. I'll check it our myself.

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