Best program to edit PDF?

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by Beto C, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Beto C

    Beto C MDL Novice

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    I am trying to find the best program to edit PDF files.

    I got an CV with a wonderful design and wanted to edit the CV with my information!

    Thank you.
     
  2. Calistoga

    Calistoga MDL Senior Member

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    #2 Calistoga, Jan 6, 2011
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    The industry standard for editing PDF documents is Adobe Acrobat (Standard/Professional). It's a great product, but you could say it is pretty bloated.

    It's expensive though.


    Edit: This thread might feel more at home in the Application Software subforum.
     
  3. gamepoint

    gamepoint MDL Senior Member

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    Try NitroPDF..excellent software.
     
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  4. b2sai

    b2sai MDL Novice

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    #4 b2sai, Jan 7, 2011
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    Have you ever tried PDFill? Their editor is quite neat (and I believe it's cheaper) ,plus they offer a PDF Tools freeware for quick fixes like merging, splitting, adding watermarks, etc. If you don't need advanced tools, you can download the freeware.
     
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  5. KotaXor

    KotaXor MDL Senior Member

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    Yes...I also have been using Nitro for a few years already.
    Must say its quite good, not as bloated as Acrobat.
     
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  6. cee12

    cee12 MDL Junior Member

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    PDFescape is an online utility, and PDFedit is a desktop one. Both are free, seem to be good although I've never had to do too much with them
     
  7. iosif

    iosif MDL Novice

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    Adobe Illustrator ;)
     
  8. maurices5000

    maurices5000 MDL Novice

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    When you use an editor to edit the PDF file, what happens to the tables/charts and pictures that were in the PDF file? Can the text and charts be copied over into MS Word? Can the edited information be converted into an ePUB file or equivalent?
     
  9. maurices5000

    maurices5000 MDL Novice

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    I was wondering how does it handle tables? And sometimes there is information in a table format but the table is not visible. Can it discern those situations?

    I've looked at their website. It seems like a good product and it is not too expensive.
     
  10. b2sai

    b2sai MDL Novice

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    Might I also suggest PDF-Xchange it's a viewer/editor and best of all it's freeware.
     
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  11. gtronix

    gtronix MDL Novice

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    Nitro PDF.......... best one
     
  12. drishd

    drishd MDL Novice

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    PDF tools is pretty good
     
  13. R29k

    R29k MDL GLaDOS

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    Other than Acrobat you can try Foxit Phantom.
     
  14. Polymath

    Polymath MDL Novice

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    my vote is for Foxit as well, both as a free PDF viewer, browser plugin and and their Editing tools. Fast, lite and rock solid.

    Take care
     
  15. Andre Sid

    Andre Sid MDL Novice

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    I would strongly recommend anyone needing to work with PDF files takes a look at the free PDF-XChange Viewer from Tracker Software. It does numerous things that the FREE version of Foxit doesn't. It also offers support for XFA PDF form files which neither Foxit nor Nitro does. Absolutely super - nothing compares - just about the best free software I have ever downloaded ! The support is also excellent and free!
     
  16. bmw e30

    bmw e30 MDL Novice

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    Nitro PDF
    and Adobe Acrobat Professional :eek:
     
  17. Andre Sid

    Andre Sid MDL Novice

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    PDF-XChange is excellent for read and edit pdf

    Also I would like to add information from the site Tacker Software: “To all users of the FREE version of the PDF-XChange Viewer we are pleased to announce that after repeated requests by a significant number of users we have 'opened' all the Bookmark functionality (add/Edit/Delete) and released them so a paid for version is no longer required.”
     
  18. Tito

    Tito Super Mod / Adviser
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    Yap!!!! My fav choice!! ;)
     
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  19. redstone

    redstone MDL Novice

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    PDF-XChange opens files so much faster than adobe. foxit is popular but I've settled with PDF-XChange
     
  20. user_hidden

    user_hidden MDL Expert

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    i preffer Foxit pdf editor