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Old 15th February 2009, 04:44 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of any .pdf editing software that is free ??

If it ain't broke, break it !! Then fix it again. It's called DIY !
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Old 15th February 2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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PDF is a format for output and review, not a source format intended for editing. Thus you can only do minor changes in it, such as:

* re-typing some text with the text-touchup tool
* move text or graphics but only on a per-line basis!
* change font face, size, color for (part of) a line of text
* delete graphics with the object select tool
* insert a new line of text: Ctrl-click with the text-touchup tool

For all major editing, you should go back to the original source document and afterwards re-create the PDF output.

What is it you wanted to do?

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Old 15th February 2009, 06:39 PM   #3
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Google: create edit pdf files
and you see there are some free alternatives to the Adobe solutions:

I have had access to the Adobe stuff for a long time so I can't make specific recommendations about "work-aikes":
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Old 15th February 2009, 11:42 PM   #4
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I think Ghostscript does, but never played with it other than converting text to PDF.

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Old 15th February 2009, 11:48 PM   #5
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If you have the source file, I think you can still create .pdfs from the Adobe site.

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Old 15th February 2009, 11:51 PM   #6
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Foxit has a free version. I'm not sure what kind of limitations it has compared to the full version.

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