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2006/9/18-20 [Computer/SW/Apps, Computer/SW/OS/Windows] UID:44430 Activity:nil
9/18    Are there any free/shareware tools to edit a pdf file?  Any OS is ok.
        Thanks.
        \_ I'm not sure what you mean by edit (ie do you mean move/delete
           pages or do you mean edit text), but the following might be
           helpful: http://www.accesspdf.com/pdftk
           \_ I mean I have a pdf someone else at work generated but it has
              some colored lines and some text I want to remove.  I loaded it
              in photoshop but I'm not photoshop pro and it displayed/loaded
              only part of the file.  I've got no idea what's going on there.
              I'll check out the link, thanks.  I'd also be ok with something
              that can convert a pdf to a gif, jpeg, etc which I know I can
              photoshop.
              \_ Okay, now I understand. What you are looking for might be
                 a bit beyond what the free tools (or even basic Acrobat)
                 can do.
                 Re Photoshop - I think that PS can reliably only open the
                 first pg of a pdf doc.
                 The following may be of use to you (Universal Document
                 Converter Demo for Windows):
                 http://www.print-driver.com/download
                 It should let you print the PDF to a bunch of TIFFs that
                 you can edit.
                 I think that Ghostscript on Linux can do the same, but
                 it has been years since I've played w/ GS.
                 According to Google 'convert' (part of ImageMagick) also
                 works, albeit very slowly.
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www.accesspdf.com/pdftk -> www.accesspdf.com/pdftk/
Thanks for supporting pdftk-- Sid Search PDF Hacks Put PDF Hacks to the test: PDF Hacks Full-Text Search Search Or, search all Safari titles. Full-Text Book Search Search What's New STORIES No new stories COMMENTS last 48 hrs No new comments LINKS last 2 wks No recent new links Poll What is your PDF platform? If PDF is electronic paper, then pdftk is an electronic staple-remover, hole-punch, binder, secret-decoder-ring, and X-Ray-glasses. Pdftk is a command-line tool for doing everyday things with PDF documents. 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www.print-driver.com/download -> www.print-driver.com/download/
Demo version adds a watermark on output images, but allows to test all available functions.