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Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by lschul, Jan 23, 2007.

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  1. lschul

    lschul Thread Starter

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    Is there any way to work with a document that comes in Adobe? I know you can only read it but was wondering if you can export to word or turn on any controls that will allow you to work with the document. I think that is probably why you use adobe, so things can't be changed. I have cute pdf writer that saves documents in adobe reader. Any thoughts?
     
  2. JohnWill

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    There are a number of applications that offer limited ability to edit them, and there are conversion utilities from PDF to various formats like Word. None of them are perfect. If you are using Cute PDF Writer, then you have the original document. I'd modify the original, it's a lot easier than trying to edit PDF files.
     
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    You've opened a can of worms :D ... More about this here ...
    http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/534266-solved-pdf-form-fillers.html ..and.. http://forums.techguy.org/business-applications/534295-solved-how-do-i-scan.html

    Foxit ... http://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf/rd_intro.php ... will let you Type over most pdfs.

    If you Have Photoshop or Elements ... you can work on them as Images

    Some Adobes can have the rights turned on if you have Acrobat.
    Got a sample .. or a link ... to the one you want to work on ?
     
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    It's basically impossible to seamlessly edit a PDF with any sort of complex format, the best you can do is simple modifications.
     
  5. randybhall

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    You should be able to copy and paste the text and graphics into another application, such as word.
     
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    You can copy the raw text, but think about a page format. The text is a fraction of the work, it's the layout that is a lot of the "content".
     
  7. lschul

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    Thanks for the info, can of worms is an understatement! I am using cute pdf too but I was referring to pdf documents you get from others. I see you can use the camera icon and put stuff on the clipboard, can you highlight things and save it as such?
     
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    I'm a little confused ..
    A lot of this depends on what you have .. and what you want as an end result.
    Got an example that you can attach here ?? or a link ??
     
  9. lschul

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    Sorry, I tend to confuse a lot of TSG forums...Anyhow, I was looking at a pdf today and wanted to share it with a colleague, but I wanted to highlight some areas of the document and email it to him. Instead, I had to print the document, make my highlights, scan and then email to him. Just looking for a simpler approach if there is one...
     
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    That was probably the easiest way ... That I can think of.
    If you had Adobe Photoshop, or Elements ... You could have been a lot fancier.

    You could have just wrote on it using Foxit.
     

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