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    Totally free PDF editor?

    I just don't have to edit .pdf files but a couple times a year so I don't really want to pay for a edit program, I now just use Adobe reader.

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    A lot depends on the PDF. Some are images that can't be edited, others are created from a word processor and can be.

    Check your word processor. Some can open, edit, and save PDF's.

    There are also a few free online services that will convert a PDF to a word processing document. May or may not work for you depending on the PDF.
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    Not free, but cheap and recommended by our very own Paul T...does a lot for 20 bucks, splash out on it, everyone has to make a living.
    https://www.pdfill.com/

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    Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 is available as a free download. See: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/46...at-8-free.html (note the serial# mentioned there).
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    Quote Originally Posted by macropod View Post
    Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 is available as a free download. See: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/46...at-8-free.html (note the serial# mentioned there).
    Would you consider Acrobat Pro 8 safe, or does it have vulnerabilities which have been patched in future versions?

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    Just don't use it as a browser plugin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
    Would you consider Acrobat Pro 8 safe, or does it have vulnerabilities which have been patched in future versions?
    It safe enough for me to use - I bought mine years ago and I'm still using it. The download version is 8.0.0, but you can update it to 8.3.1 with the various security etc. updates from the Adobe website.
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    Normally you would have to pay for this so how can this be free? Is it because it's an older version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmith-plm View Post
    Normally you would have to pay for this so how can this be free? Is it because it's an older version?
    Presumably, though I don't believe Adobe has published any particular reason. In any event, Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 has far more functionality, including OCR for example, than you're likely to find in freeware/shareware products.
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    Quite some time ago ADOBE decided to give Adobe Photoshop CS2, Adobe Acrobat Pro 8, and a number of other programs away for a free download because they weren't going to support those older programs any more. I downloaded the 2 I just mentioned and they work fine for my needs.

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    With Acrobat 8 can you add text etc to PDFs that are only images?

    cheers, Paul

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    Well, it's not an image editor, if that's what you mean, but it can overly a page with text in a textbox. If you want to actually edit the text, I'd consider OCRing the image, then exporting to Word, where to have full access to editing tools and can re-create the PDF.
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    Yes, I meant overlay.

    cheers, Paul

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    I use Foxit Reader: (http://ccm.net/download/download-6767-foxit-pdf-editor). From the name you'd assume that it is just a reader, but it's a fully functional PDF editor/creator. I can download PDF forms, edit them and e-mail or print them. I can also scan documents as PDF files, single pages or multiple pages, which open directly in Foxit. Very convenient, and free, and it's not a left-over program, it's fully supported and updated.

    David

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    @David
    The link you provided is for foxit editor. Is that an add on to the reader that has to be D/Led separately? I also notice that it is a trial version so there must be an expense for it.

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