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Old 01-29-2010, 11:07 AM
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Default 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 $$$

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:12 AM
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Adobe Acrobat Pro.
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:21 AM
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Adobe Acrobat Pro.
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.
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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. ...
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Old 01-29-2010, 11:34 AM
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Unquestionably the best choice but not cheap.
Usually around $125. Pretty cheap compared to a lot of other software packages, and worth the $ IMO.
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I know open office (free) will export to PDF, but not sure about editing...
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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.
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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...
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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

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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

Anyone familiar with "Lightning PDF Pro"?
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'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
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Old 01-29-2010, 03:06 PM
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Ok...What am I missing?

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

Adobe Acrobat Pro - $19
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'97 LX450 - aka "The Whale"
'97 FZJ80 Antique Sage AE #267, stock
12/74 FJ40, 2F, SM420, 4" Lift, ARBs, 33" MTRs

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"...anything else i can do for you guys, how about i wash your car or mow your lawn while you figure out your firewall system? I am now boarderline insane/unibomber." Kipper

"That assumes I'm even capable of pulling and stabbing..." Jacket

"I really like having a detachable unit." Beater
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