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Old 04-15-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
geraldomanaus
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How can I edit a pdf document?


Hello people,

I have already seen some tips to create a PDF document in our Linux but I have a doubt: how can I edit a PDF document? What is the GPL program that I may use?
I have tried in win with Corel and some others programs but none resolve my problem.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 03:52 PM   #2
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I don't have experience with that, but have a look over at http://www.planetpdf.com/
 
Old 04-15-2003, 03:59 PM   #3
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Along with ps2pdf, you should also have several pdf2* programs, including ps and text. The pdf2ps should give you the closest match, but I'm not sure how well it converts.
 
Old 04-15-2003, 04:07 PM   #4
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I'm pretty sure there isn't much editing you can really do to a PDF. It's sort of the last step before printing, so a lot of the formatting, fonts, layout, etc. are fixed, and not easy to change. Acrobat will let you do some editing (deleting words, inserting text, and some other minor stuff), but it is very limited - you can't insert new line breaks or anything, for example.

If all you have is a PDF, and you want to edit it, then you may be out of luck (unless there are other options I am unaware of - as ranger_nemo mentioned, you can convert it to ASCII, but you're likely to lose something in the translation). However, if you have an ASCII or .tex or some other version of the same document, you can edit that and convert it to PDF when you are done.

Hope this helps
 
Old 04-22-2003, 09:58 AM   #5
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I'm pretty sure there isn't much editing you can really do to a PDF. ... you can edit that and convert it to PDF when you are done.

Hope this helps
I have some PDF documents that has forms, so I need to fill the forms (name, address, fone, etc) with some data. May I do this?
 
Old 04-22-2003, 10:28 AM   #6
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Acrobat will let you define form fields to be filled in, yes. If there are fields already there, then Acrobat Reader will let you fill them in. I don't think GhostView supports this, though. Haven't tried Acrobat for Unix/Linux, though... Maybe it does.
 
  


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