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Subject:Re: Editing a PDF document From:Scott Browne <sbrowne -at- UNICOMP -dot- NET> Date:Fri, 23 Apr 1999 09:22:56 -0500
Mike Wilson wrote:
> My co-workers are adamant that editing a PDF document is possible. To my
> knowledge, the only way to edit it would be to scan the document, and save it as
> a tiff or txt file, and edit it from there. I'm starting to doubt my sanity as
> I thought that was the purpose of PDF docs - they are not editable and are like
> --Mike Wilson
It *is* possible to edit a PDF document to a certain extent. You can use
Acrobat Exchange 3.x or greater. There is a "TouchUp text" tool (a button on
the toolbar with a 'T' or under the Tools menu).
This will let you make *minor* touch-ups to a PDF. Very minor. Like if you find
a misspelled word, you can fix it. You can also color text. But the tool lets
you make changes on one line at a time. If you delete a whole line, then there
is now a blank line in your PDF. Repagination is not possible.
sbrowne -at- unicomp -dot- net
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