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Editing a PDF... - January 17th 2011, 03:09 PM

I am trying to apply for a job and when I downloaded the application form it is a PDF and they have asked for the application to be emailed back to them. It won't let me type on to the PDF though and it is really annoying...

If there anyway for me to edit this PDF or will I have to print it and hand write it and take it down there...?
   
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Re: Editing a PDF... - January 17th 2011, 05:20 PM

Although I don't do this stuff I have one simple solution but it's illegal so I can't share the content on here and it's not the best soltion, however here are some legal solutions.

The best solution is to download the trial for Adobe Acrobat (I believe it is capable of editing PDFs): https://www.adobe.com/cfusion/tdrc/i...bat_pro&loc=en

Alternatively I found this: http://www.pdfescape.com
PDF escape is more like an online image software, as it is incapable of editing information but you can still add and cover information up.
   
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Re: Editing a PDF... - January 17th 2011, 05:58 PM

I did a bit more googling and someone suggested using an online converter to convert it to a word document. I found a free trail and managed to do it.

I don't know if this was the illegal way you didn't wan to mention and if so then sorry mods
   
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Re: Editing a PDF... - January 17th 2011, 11:34 PM

Na, that's not illegal, but just for future reference and stuff, maybe use foxitreader. I use a lot of interactive PDF files just for roleplaying resources which all seem to be in PDF, but foxit lets you edit and save, also create text boxes if that's what you're needing. It's also so much sleeker and faster and less of a memory hog than Adobe Acrobat.




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Re: Editing a PDF... - January 18th 2011, 12:03 AM

PDF annotator is what we use in my online school. Dunno if it's free or anything though.
   
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Re: Editing a PDF... - January 18th 2011, 07:23 AM

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I did a bit more googling and someone suggested using an online converter to convert it to a word document. I found a free trail and managed to do it.

I don't know if this was the illegal way you didn't wan to mention and if so then sorry mods
When he mentioned the "illegal" way, he probably meant using pirated softwares. (I assume you know what "pirated softwares" are, right?)


You seem to have already solved this yourself, but here are some choices for your future needs (if you ever need):

NitroReader: http://www.nitroreader.com/
Although still a beta software, NitroReader is undoubtedly one of the most complete free PDF softwares around. It supports PDF creation, edit, annotation, signature, form-filling, and many more--all for free, of course (as of now, the moment I type this post; I have no idea what the developer is going to do in the future). Currently this is the one I use primarily.

PDFEscape: http://www.pdfescape.com/
If you don't want to install anything, then PDFEscape is the choice. Since it is web-based, no installation is necessary; you can go here for list of its features. Your files has to be within 50 pages and 5 MB in size, which is plenty for most people.

OpenOffice (Draw + Oracle PDF Import): OpenOffice.org with Oracle PDF Import Extension
OpenOffice is currently (as of the moment I type this post) the most popular and well-known free Office suite. Anyhow, the extension allows you to import the PDF file into OpenOffice Draw, which allows you to edit them, then afterward, you can export the file as a hybrid file, allowing future edit with OpenOffice.

PDF-to-Word: http://www.pdftoword.com/
A free, online PDF-to-Word converter, but the problem is that it might not be able to retain the original layout formats.



EDIT: I did a search around and found this:
  • PDFZilla is offered for FREE (normally $29.95) until February 5th, 2011.
  • Link: http://www.pdfzilla.com/giveaway.html
  • (NOTE: This offer is for US customers ONLY!)
  • (NOTE #2: Manually type the code in, rather than copy and paste it. Apparently some people are having problem after copy-and-paste the code in.)

For those who are unfamiliar, PDFZilla is a PDF converter. It can convert PDF files into Word, RFT, TXT, images HTML, SWF, and it also supports batch conversion.

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