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    Default PDF editor

    I need a recommendation for a FREE pdf editor.
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    OpenOffice creates them for free. I don't know if it will edit a existing one.
    I've used it for many years. There is also LibreOffice which is developed from OpenOffice's source. I have not really used it before.

    Editing a PDF will depend on how it's created. If it's a scan-to-PDF (scanned image) then it's basically a photo and there's no editing other then a graphic editor.

    I just tried and successfully opened and edtied a computer generated PDF in LibreOffice (running on my Linux box...Can't get much free'r then that)

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    This is what I want to edit. it is a user manual for an answering machine. Can you guess what the command is to delete a message.
    The whole manual can be found here online. Page 50 is the issue.


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    The link did not post.

    Can you go into select mode and highlight text (not draw a box around it)?
    If it does not let you do this then you won't be able to edit it.

    I think there is also ways to restrict a file from being edited (DRM)

    You could also open it as a graphic file and paste over new text. Just depends on how involved you want to get with this.

    In a nutshell they are not like word files where you open, edit and save.

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    here is the link. I think the part that needs editting is an image. It needs to changed so when I look in the manual I can know what it is. I think the delete is #9, but I also want to change some of the others that I can't determine from reading. After I experiment and determine what the code is I want the manual to be readable so next time I need to check I can read it.

    http://cdn-media-att.vtp-media.com/e...manual_bkm.pdf
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    Document properties show that it was created with a old version of Acrobat for Mac. It is a 'real' pdf.

    I could open and edit the document in LibreOffice. It's a free program.. I had to open it in the Draw program. I could click on the hieroglyphic and delete it and type "hi" in place of it.

    I am running an ancient version of Adobe reader on my windows box. I thought on a newer version I could create and save sticky notes in the PDF. It doesn't really modify the document, just adds a layer. I'll try it next time I have my work laptop running. Probably what you want if it works.

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    I will look into installing that on my PC.

    Thanks
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