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How to edit PDF file?

Discussion in 'Products & Tools' started by drfawad, Dec 9, 2017.

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    Is there tool or any other way to edit a PDF file, for example, changing background color, page size, fonts size, etc?
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    drfawad, Dec 9, 2017 IP
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  2. dimitarang

    dimitarang Active Member

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    Just copy the content from the pdf, paste it in word, edit what you want add fonts, background etc and then convert the word file to pdf again.
     
    dimitarang, Dec 9, 2017 IP
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    When did Word add the function to convert to PDF? I know you can do that with Open Office but last time I used Word you couldn't do that.
     
    JoeSpirit, Dec 9, 2017 IP
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    drfawad Active Member

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    It doesn't work for PDF files with complex texts, the whole layout is distorted when it is pasted in ms word.
     
    drfawad, Dec 9, 2017 IP
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    dimitarang Active Member

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    You can either use a built in microsoft office add on or use a software to convert it. There are also online solutions.
     
    dimitarang, Dec 9, 2017 IP
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    I simply use Open Office. It's similar to Word, is free, and comes with a text to PDF conversion capability - no add-on necessary. Works well for me.
     
    JoeSpirit, Dec 10, 2017 IP
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    SpikeRaxstone Banned

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    I personally user DocHub.com which is a free, popular and online tool for PDF editing.
     
    SpikeRaxstone, Sep 22, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Notable Member

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    None of the solutions noted above work for me. If I knew how PDFs were built, I would make my own editor using FoxPro.
     
    mmerlinn, Sep 22, 2018 IP
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    Unfortunately, the file itself you can not fix. You need to create a new copy. You can copy text, make edits, make a new background, add images, and more. If you have the source files, it will be easier for you.
     
    Orol, Oct 5, 2018 IP
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    Is there some reason you don't want to get an Acrobat account?
     
    JoeSpirit, Oct 6, 2018 IP
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    Best easy way go to google drive and open that pdf file after its opened opned gain there with google docs .Goole docs it will open it for you like a word doc and there you can modify very easy . There i modify the majority of my plrs
     
    Spartan14, Oct 6, 2018 IP
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    Most of free PDF editors on the web can cover your basic needs like that, check the Top 6 Free PDF Editors: ApowerPDF, PDF-XChange and etc to find one that best suits you.
     
    thatJRyan, Oct 7, 2018 IP
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    Find on Google the best tool and you will get best solutions.
     
    Jorge Melisa, Oct 7, 2018 IP
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    As JoeSpirit had mentioned Acrobat Pro is the solution. It can do everything you're looking for plus more (pictures, fonts, layers, etc). Off course it is a commercial product but it's a part of Creative Cloud Subscription so you can use it without the extra. And as far as I can remember it - all Adobe products have at least 7-day trials with full functionality.
     
    beatpavel, Nov 10, 2018 IP
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    You need to create the file again and then convert it to pdf. There are no other ways.
     
    Orol, Nov 11, 2018 IP
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    You can convert to PDF with Google Docs.
     
    dcristo, Nov 12, 2018 IP
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    I use Acrobat DC, it comes with the Creative Cloud subscription. It works really good for me, but the PDF you want to edit NEEDS to be generated properly. I mean, once I was given a PDF that was generated online (client didn't even remember which site) and I tried editing with Acrobat and everything looked crazy... some words where divided into two text boxes and stuff like that.
     
    zimadev, Nov 12, 2018 IP