see if this helps http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLG,GGLG:2005-23,GGLG:en&q=edit+PDF On 10/20/06, Dan <dan27649@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
The dumb question of the day: Can PDF documents be "edited"??? Background: We use DOC1 software to generate production forms. It outputs postscript files, and we use GSView (aka GhostView) to view them and to create PDFs to serve as samples for our pre-production group to signoff on and for documentation purposes. When it comes time to revise a form in production, we would like the pre-production group to edit a copy of the production version PDF file. Currently, they are editing a Word document, which does not match up well or easily with what gets produced in DOC1. This "revised" mockup is what the forms group would use to create the form. We are trying to get the point where the DOC1-produced forms serve as the standard template for the pre-production group to work from. Since we are unable to edit PDF files and unaware of whether this can be done or not, we're stuck with them editing the Word document templates. I went to Adobe's website, figuring the standard or professional Acrobat versions would offer a way to "edit" these documents, but the feature sets do not directly mention this capability. It mentions being able to create PDFs from other sources, i.e., printing, "one-button" creates from MS Office products, Auto-CAD, Internet Explorer, Lotus Notes, etc., but nothing indicates that one is able to manipulate the content of PDF files. For the most part, we'd need to add/delete/change text. We don't need it to edit graphics, but need to be able to insert, delete, and move jpeg files. Is it possible to convert a PDF to a Word document that can be edited? The conversion would have to produce a Word document that matches up pretty well to the PDF. I tried using "Copy File to Clipboard" in Acrobat Reader, then pasting into a Word document, but I only get a graphical object. Any ideas, guidance, advice would be greatly appreciated! - Dan -- This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech.
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