Editing pdf files


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.


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.


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


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


But… but… wouldn’t that be ILLEGAL?

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


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


It’s pretty cool. I use this PDF services of Adobe for a while now.


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.