Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by nLinked, Sep 14, 2007.
What the best free PDF editor?
EDIT: For Windows
kPDF. It comes with KDE.
Sorry, for Windows.
I know. But nothing for Windows is free.
We have free PDF 'printers' for the masses here, they can compose in Word or what ever and make it into a PDF for free. What exactly are you looking to do??
I just need simple free PDF editor for Windows. I have a PDF form and want to fill it in on the computer and print it. With an editor I could do that, but I don't want to change the original look of the form in any way.
Lot's of free readers and printers, but editor sounds like it's going to cost ya.
Even Adobe Reader can do that if the form was set up correctly. Otherwise what I've done in the past is import the pdf as a bitmap and just use it as a watermark in word.
Pdf is the final release product. Change the original document and then convert to pdf.
I've down what 5thgen suggested a few times. We have taxbills online that pull info from a mysql database, dump it into a fillable PDF form and then spit it out to the user over the internet. Kinda cool, we use a perl pdf library for that .. technically not an editor but still the form has to be setup for it ...
As previously mentioned, you should be able to edit a form in Acrobat Reader, but if you need to write text or something try Foxit. I haven't used it, but it's free and I've heard good things about it.
As metioned earlier. PDF is a published document. Edit the original
Foxit hands down. Loads quick and everything still looks great.
Agree with above poster!
Thanks for all the replies so far. I can't edit the original because I don't have one. I only have the PDF. It's a form I have to fill in but wanted to do it on the computer. FoxIt's good but I wanted freeware if any.
I found this good site though if anyone's interested. Except I've lost its name and URL. Came to me in an RSS feed. Had some weird name. You provide the URL of the file you want to convert, say what you want to convert it to, and it'll e-mail you back with the converted file. It can convert my PDF to DOC but it wasn't working at the time.