Editing pdf files


#1

Someone sent me a translation that he wants laid out in exactly the same way as the original – graphics, logos, etc.

Usually, we just translate the text block by block and then cut & paste to replace the English version with Chinese.

Trouble is, he sent it in pdf format. Should I contact the client and tell him to send the original word or powerpoint files, or is there a way to edit pdf files?

I don’t want to have to buy more software jsut for this one job.


#2

To edit PDF files, you need to buy Adobe Acrobat (not just Acrobat Reader). This can cost a hefty sum, so you’re probably better off requesting the documents in another format.


#3

I feared as much – many thanks for the info, Dave.


#4

or find a copy online and do a search for a crack. BAM free.


#5

But… but… wouldn’t that be ILLEGAL?

I hope you’re not suggesting that I break the law, are you?


#6

Editing text in PDF is very slow and limited. It was only meant for making last minute corrections.


#7

https://createpdf.adobe.com
It’s pretty cool. I use this PDF services of Adobe for a while now.


#8

I bet this Free Software at http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ might help,
but I’m not sure. At least its author responds to emails.