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rjbull

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #50 on: December 23, 2008, 03:46:42 AM »
Last week I recall Amazon.com and Buy.com advertising PDF Converter Professional 5 for about $62 shipped. Newegg has a downloadable version for $64.99.

@Darwin & cchian:

I'm in the UK.  I read the Newegg FAQ, contacted them about what it said, and this is part of their reply:

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Unfortunately Newegg.com does not ship internationally at this time; we only deliver within the United States and to Puerto Rico. Perhaps in the future we will open our virtual shopping cart to other parts of the world but, at this time, we do not have the processes or man power to do so. We apologize greatly for the inconvenience this has caused.

Since we do not ship internationally, we also do not accept international credit/debit cards. We only accept credit/ debit cards that are issued in the U.S., from a U.S. Bank.

This despite the offer being a download rather than physical shipment.

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #51 on: December 23, 2008, 06:26:54 AM »
Crap! I can't even offer to get this for you and send you the download link as I don't qualify either  :o
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #52 on: December 23, 2008, 06:37:20 AM »

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Since we do not ship internationally, we also do not accept international credit/debit cards. We only accept credit/ debit cards that are issued in the U.S., from a U.S. Bank.

This despite the offer being a download rather than physical shipment.


Have you tried a virtual debit/credit card such as paypal's?

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #53 on: December 23, 2008, 09:22:12 AM »
Have you tried a virtual debit/credit card such as paypal's?

I didn't spot a PayPal link, though I wasn't looking for one.  Did I miss it?

@Darwin: the bottom of the Newegg page says "Shop by Region: United States  Canada  China"  so you should be all right.  Are Newegg confused about their own policies?


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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #54 on: December 23, 2008, 12:52:45 PM »
I didn't spot a PayPal link, though I wasn't looking for one.  Did I miss it?

I think they stopped doing PayPal.
A virtual debit/credit card is not the same as paypal even if it is one done by paypal. Their one works as a standard Mastercard, but you only have the amount of money you are spending with that retailer on it. It's a system to avoid giving your real credit card details to retailers you aren't sure of, but it seems it might circumvent this difficulty.

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #55 on: December 23, 2008, 02:09:14 PM »
I just checked and can confirm that Newegg still takes PayPal, on the payment screen I see the following options: Credit Card, Paypal, Mail Payment. I received my download link and serial number the day after placing the order.

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2008, 04:24:18 PM »
But as I'm in the UK, my PayPal account is PayPal Europe, which is in Luxemburg.  So Newegg  could still say that it's a "foreign" payment.  Oh, well.


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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2008, 05:11:54 PM »
See here

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2008, 11:57:04 PM »
I guess in the end it depends on each store. You could also check on eBay...

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #59 on: December 29, 2008, 10:25:28 AM »
Avanquest US is flogging Nitro PDF Professional for $49.95 at the moment (couldn't find Nitro on the UK site). I've purchased from the UK store in the past (from Canada), so assume that you should be able to buy from the US store? At any rate, worth a look, I think. The only thing that I can see that is not "built in" is OCR functionality, but that's easily overcome if you have an OCR app on your computer (if you even care about it?).
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #60 on: December 29, 2008, 11:09:24 AM »
PS Both Carol and Zaine have had good things to say about NitroPDF in the past...
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #61 on: December 29, 2008, 11:44:47 AM »
Nitro PDF, even free today (after  mail in rebate; US only):
http://shop3.frys.com/product/5756842

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2008, 12:01:16 PM »
- I seem to have forgotten what homepage it is that will make my browser appear as if I am situated in another country. Can someone tell me the name of it, please?

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I should state that it was not a desktop solution, but an online page. It was not mentioned at http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=12455.0
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 12:13:10 PM by Curt »

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2008, 12:40:30 PM »
Nitro PDF, even free today (after  mail in rebate; US only):
http://shop3.frys.com/product/5756842

- the link in the rebate giving pdf form is >webate.avanquestusa.com<, which no browser will find.
Did you use the offer yourself, Lutz?

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #64 on: December 29, 2008, 01:29:18 PM »
That's weird, Curt, webate.avanquestusa.com opens fine for me. It won't help you much, though, as the rebate is only available to people located in the US and Canada (you'll need a US/Canadian postal address as the rebate cheque will be posted to you).
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #65 on: December 29, 2008, 01:40:52 PM »
- yes, it opens fine, now, I see, but I was trying to reach it from the inside of the pdf, and Firefox+PdfXchange Viewer wouldn't let me - said there could be no such link.

Rebate cheque by postal service? Hmm... so it really is a short termed loan?

Besides, the normal price for a new Nitro Pdf PRO at Avanquest-USA(server placed in UK)'s is listed as $80, not the $60 FRYS.com is telling. Wonder if they are trying to sell out an older version? It wouldn't be the first time!

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #66 on: December 29, 2008, 04:05:10 PM »
FWIW - Firefox + Adobe Reader 9 did let me open the link from within the pdf  :P

The pricing of NitroPDF is confusing - it's usually listed as $99. Avanquest's offer is based on a discount from $79.95 and Fry's is offering it for $59.99... Makes one wonder about the markup on software!
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2008, 08:53:17 PM »
Crazy rebate deals are "normal" at Fry's.  The products are usually perfectly up to date. Just some good old fashioned price dumping to get the customers into the store (the deals are more frequent in their brick and mortar outlets).  AFAIK, the majority of the customers then never fill out the rebate paperwork and they still make some money.

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2008, 09:30:16 PM »
A Spanner in the works - Just in case anyone is interested Nitro PDF Professional for $49.95 after applying Coupon: NITRO30

Nitro PDF Professional
   $49.95

Create, convert & edit PDF documents 300% Faster than Adobe Acrobat.
http://www.avanquest...tm_campaign=nitropdf
Tue Dec 30 2008 11:27:36 GMT+0800

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #69 on: December 30, 2008, 05:30:34 AM »
My only comments about NitroPDF are that it isn't as comprehensive as Adobe's products and the license is fairly restrictive (unless they have loosened it considerably since I last used it). Very much locked to one machine. Also upgrades are expensive to future versions. I found that NitroPDF doesn't support all the objects that can be embedded into PDF files. This may or may not be a problem for you but I bought a commercial eBook on my digital camera which included some animated effects that did not work in Nitro. Nitro doesn't play well with Adobe products installed at the same tiome so you may find you have to remove current reader software (I seem to recall it automatically removed Adobe Reader when I installed it).

Another commercial product worth considering is www.jawspdf.com

Their desktop suite is cheaper than NitroPDF, their upgrades regular and realtively cheap and their software is solid. I haven't used recent versions of Jaws products but the only downside I remember was that the editor was slow to open PDF files - but PDF creation via the Print menu was as fast as anything I'd seen.

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #70 on: December 30, 2008, 05:34:19 AM »
PS - even if you are in Euro zone or the US if you buy from Jaws pay in UK pounds. At the current exchange rates it will be cheaper in pounds as they don't seem to have recently updated the prices. (Currently £1 is worth 1 Euro, give or take a cent, and $1.47)

Note Jaws does not support Vista64 platforms but does support XP64

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #71 on: January 07, 2009, 09:00:22 AM »
I received an upgrade discount offer (60%) for Expert PDF 6 , so it works out at about $22.
It has quite a few PDF editing features.
Is anyone using it or can anyone comment about this release?
The version I have is V3
Thanks
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visagesoft expertpdf features
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 09:02:13 AM by blikksem »

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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #72 on: January 07, 2009, 12:41:14 PM »
Hi bklikksem - I received the same offer this morning and have the same questions... I have no recollection of having any earlier release installed, so can't really compare - even by looking at the spec sheet. Hopefully someone else will come along with an answer!
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #73 on: January 07, 2009, 02:21:37 PM »
- I am using it. I don't think about it; it does the job. I am not sure why I upgraded to version 6, version 5 worked well. I guess it is the same old syndrome: it is new, and that is the reason! Actually, I just might recommend any other pdf editor as well. I am using this one because I almost never bothers to EDIT my pdf files, but I will very often "print to pdf" - which it does well.

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- oh yes, and I use it because it has this "add to file". Select some text on the Internet or in another file, and have it added to the text in a pdf file from your store. Nice feature!
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Re: Editor for PDFs: recommendations, please?
« Reply #74 on: January 07, 2009, 02:41:49 PM »
That feature does sound nice, Curt. Does it work with Firefox? I ask because all of my internet archiving solutions (AskSam, NetSnippets, and Evernote 2) are unavailable to me in FF  :(
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