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corsair23 01-29-2010 11:07 AM

Software advice for editing, creating, etc. .pdf files
 
Ok computer folks...

What software have you used / do you recommend for being able to create, edit, etc. .pdf files?

Looking for something that I can use to make changes to an existing .pdf file and then save again...

Freeware suggestions that are known to work would be great up to whatever is the best for the $$$

Thanks!!

MDH33 01-29-2010 11:12 AM

Adobe Acrobat Pro. :thumb:

pmccumber 01-29-2010 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDH33 (Post 135359)
Adobe Acrobat Pro. :thumb:

Unquestionably the best choice but not cheap. We have it on our work machines and I've used it for 10+ years. Darn near perfect software.

I've used CutePDF before and it does work pretty well. And it is free.

simps80 01-29-2010 11:22 AM

I had to edit a pdf and re-send to a contractor the other week,
I downloaded a trial version of 'nitro pdf profession'
and it worked fine. ...

MDH33 01-29-2010 11:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pmccumber (Post 135362)
Unquestionably the best choice but not cheap.

Usually around $125. Pretty cheap compared to a lot of other software packages, and worth the $ IMO.

coax 01-29-2010 12:14 PM

I know open office (free) will export to PDF, but not sure about editing...

Hants 01-29-2010 12:26 PM

There's a microsoft addin for office that allows saving to PDF (Adobe won't "license" them to do it out-of-the-box).

CutePDF is fairly lightweight and the price is right.

I'm currently using PDF-Xchange (happy so far).

Acrobat is expensive if you want to do electronic signatures ($400 per seat, IIRC). Just about anything else can be accomplished using cheaper alternatives.

Most of the non-Adobe applications are smaller & faster than Acrobat. If you're doing production/press work, you probably want to stick with the Adobe software - simply for the compatibility/support aspect.

corsair23 01-29-2010 01:23 PM

This will be used exclusively to edit existing .pdf files, probably making minor changes, and then save the file...No production etc. type work as far as I know...

corsair23 01-29-2010 01:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDH33 (Post 135365)
Usually around $125. Pretty cheap compared to a lot of other software packages, and worth the $ IMO.

Hmmm...From what I could find online the cost was more in the $500 range unless you were buying the upgrade software. I assume that Adobe doesn't sell people the upgrade software to people that just have Acrobat which is free. If so, why would anyone pay $500 for the Adobe Pro when they could DL Acrobat for free (if they didn't already have it preloaded) and then pay $125 to upgrade to Pro?

I'll do some more searching but if you have a source for Pro (full version) for $125 let me know :thumb:

Anyone familiar with "Lightning PDF Pro"?

corsair23 01-29-2010 03:06 PM

Ok...What am I missing?

Adobe Acrobat Pro for $19 :confused: - What's the catch?

Adobe Acrobat Pro - $19


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