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    pdf un-creator

    Good afternoon

    I have the OpenSource PDF Creator that is ample for my very limited needs on the PDF front but does anybody have a link (hopefully free) to an editor of some kind incase I want to make any changes

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    Just edit the original and then re-create the PDF.

    Trying to un-PDF is a total pain (in my humble opinion)

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    I think Googling for PDF Editor would bring out a surprisingly large number of these, but I would agree with Ken - easier and better to edit the original and then make a new PDF, since that way you only have a single 'version'...
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    Re: pdf un-creator

    Thanks Ken and John

    It had not even occure to me to do that, chump that I am,

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    I agree with them... that it's much better to edit the original. BUT, a nice tool to have is PDF-XChange Viewer - the only <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> PDF editor of any value I've come across.

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    There isn't a good solution to this. Usually you don't have the font that was used by the originator and even if you do, you can't insert entire sentences, words, etc. It's not a word processing program. Unless you just want to add a comment or markup a section for someone to review, you need to extract all the text and import it into a word processing program to make edits. There are many programs that do this none of which work 100% (some tweaking is always needed and some mangle graphics worth than others). If the PDF isn't locked, I use a product called Able2Extract but it's not free. I haven't found any free ones that worked on anything but trivial PDF files.

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    I just came across this web service: Zamzar - Free online file conversion. Haven't tried it, but have read some good reports.

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    I use my OCR program and it does a good job.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: pdf un-creator

    I have used Zamzar to convert some files (not PDF, though) amd was pleased with the response time and the quality.

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