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Good free PDF editor????

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  1. stinger608

    stinger608 Dedicated TPU Cruncher & Folder

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    As the titles says, I am looking for a good PDF editor. I really, really want it to be free if possible. I don't do a lot of editing with PDF files, however I really need to be able to edit some from time to time.

    Googling "free PDF editor" brings up literally thousands of links. :wtf: Want something that has been tried and true by real folks. :respect::respect::respect:
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    I use Word + Cute PDF Writer but I guess you want to edit PDF files directly, right?
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    OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) can make .pdf files, but I'm not sure (read: I don't think) they can edit them.
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    Right, I need to edit the PDF files that are already completed.

    Yea, I need to edit directly

    May be an option actually. As long as when converted things do not get scrambled.

    Will this edit existing PDF files? That is what I am needing to do.
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    If you find something, let me know. I had to edit and create some PDFs a few months ago and searched forever to find some sort of free program- no luck. Thankfully, newtekie1 was able to get the PDFs edited for me or else I would've been in big trouble :eek:
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    Because of the patents Adobe has, finding a FREE editor will be difficult. There is one program that can edit PDF files, BUT, only one page at a time ... Inkscape

    PDFedit is another option to try.

    Check out this OpenSauce Wiki for PDF editors/convertors/makers for FREE ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_PDF_software

    Scroll through the top list for Windows and then the bottom list further down the page.

    CutePDF and PDF995 are the typical tools I've used. There are a bunch more too.
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    Sorry, was not really paying attention to the requirements... no, that just allows you to print files in pdf, like dopdf and novapdf.

    However, there is an opensource editor called PDFedit that does what you want, I believe.

    There web page is here: PDFedit pdf manipulation library, gui, tools
    It is called a beta, so... take it for what it is.
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    I found one once that worked but left watermarks, but I was able to remove the watermarks with notepad++

    There's probably quite a few that use the watermark method for the free versions.
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    Microsoft Word 2013 is awesome. It opens, edits, saves pdf files.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Not free though.
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    Preview version is free for a good period of time without limitations. Till June 2013 (almost a year lol). After that time it's read-only mode. You can open files but cannot save or edit them.
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Oh yeah preview. Good thought there.
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    Really? Man, I am all over that if that's the case. :rockout::rockout::rockout:

    Thanks Drone. :respect::respect::respect:
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    nope, worked for me great! the original stay at it it, they send you the converted over email in 5 min.

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