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Author Topic: edit pdf like doc  (Read 1241 times)

kalos

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edit pdf like doc
« on: March 02, 2015, 04:36:23 AM »
hello

is there a function so that I could remove a paragraph or a part from a page of a pdf editor and automatically reshape the rest of the document to fill in the gap?

just like you do in doc files?

thanks!

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Re: edit pdf like doc
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 05:35:14 AM »
I don't edit PDF files.  I got PDFXChange Editor because it was the only free out and out PDF Editor I ever saw for Windows.  I use it as a reader.  I have no clue if it will perform your function.  But for the price it may be worth checking it out to find out.

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Re: edit pdf like doc
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 06:59:13 AM »
AFAIK, no.

The best programs for editing PDF documents that I have used (and I've tried quite a few) are Adobe Acrobat Pro and Adobe Illustrator. I have not found anything that compares.

But, someone else may have found one. I've tried a lot of different programs, and only had horrible results.

For re-flowing the document, you really need to be able to convert it to an editable format, then edit, then save, then export as a PDF. I have never seen anything that can reasonably convert a PDF to an editable format in a remotely sane manner. Everything I have tried has been complete garbage. And by complete garbage, I mean drive you into a blood thirsty rage level of total chaos that Cthulhu himself couldn't manage. Random crap on a page is a kind description.

I really hope someone can prove me wrong as this problem has plagued me for years.
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Re: edit pdf like doc
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2015, 07:59:47 AM »
PDF format is designed to be unflexible - it is meant to be the end product - and to look the same for everyone.
Editing was not even on the list when they designed PDF ;-)
If you know what programme made the PDF you *might* be able to use that programme.
Otherwise as above.
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Re: edit pdf like doc
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2015, 08:15:45 AM »
I noticed this Wondershare pdf editor that claims to convert to from MS Word

http://www.wondersha..._term=pdf%20in%20doc

I didn't see anything about purchase so I assume it's freeware.

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Re: edit pdf like doc
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2015, 02:03:44 AM »
Hi kalos

I have tried many pdf to text word convertor earlier, but lately I am using below two,

Free PDF to word http://www.pdftodocc....com/shots.htm?id=fw The website looks like has changed the product name now and also removed the full free version.

PDF to word http://www.free-pdf-to-word.org/ This website still giving most as free.

Both have given me satisfactory results on various PDF files. You may check out which suits you best.

Regards,

Anand