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  1. JerryRes

    JerryRes Thread Starter

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    Hello,
    I am looking to find a good PDF editor, so I can edit PDF files, convert to Word, Excel etc.
    I really appreciate any recomendations.
    TIA
     
  2. cwwozniak

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    PDF files are not really intended to be edited; just viewed and printed. The full version of Adobe Acrobat may allow you to make small changes, like manually correcting spelling errors and other typos. That can only be done if the PDF file security allows it.

    Abbyy software was recommended to me by another TSG member when I was trying to convert a PDF file into Word or Excel. The source for the PDF file was a CAD program that turned all text into a series of arcs and lines. The software did a good job but was not perfect. You may have better luck converting from PDF if the text in the file is still recognized as actual text.

    Abbyy Product Overview:
    http://www.abbyy.com/pdftransformer/?param=33799

    Information on limitations of the free trial version and a download link:
    http://www.abbyy.com/download/?param=34704
     
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    SolidPDF works well to convert to Word, but as above many PDF files have protection and are unable to be "extracted" by any program.

    The principle purpose of a lot of the use of PDF format is to prevent any editing or altering.
     
  4. Et Al

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    You may also need to consider scanning the documents into new files if you're trying to avoid retyping everything. A lot of scanners are capable of reading text as well as images.
     
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