Editable PDFs??

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Karl Engel, Mar 6, 2006.

  1. Karl Engel

    Karl Engel Guest

    Was reading a review of the latest WordPerfect version; pretty sure it said
    it allows you to create *and edit* PDF files. Isn't the point of PDF files
    that they're non-editable (at least for the average user) and thus more
    secure?
     
    Karl Engel, Mar 6, 2006
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  2. The main reason that PDF files are non-editable is so you'll buy the
    commercial version of Acrobat that will edit them. Reading is free,
    writing costs a bunch. Unless you go with one of the many free/trialware
    pdf creation solutions.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Mar 6, 2006
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  3. Karl Engel

    Plato Guest

    pdfs can be easily edited.
     
    Plato, Mar 7, 2006
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  4. Karl Engel

    Leythos Guest

    And as long as you apply a certificate to them, users will know if
    they've been edited. Adobe sells Acrobat which lets you edit them too.
     
    Leythos, Mar 7, 2006
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  5. Karl Engel

    Plato Guest

    Thanks.
     
    Plato, Mar 7, 2006
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  6. Karl Engel

    Box134 Guest

    Not really. PDF format isn't owned by Acrobat, it's just the best known PDF
    software. There are many more.

    I know with Acrobat (not the reader) you can do minor text touch up, remove
    pages, add pages, etc. And of course, it's meant for passing around to many
    reviewers who can add comments.

    It's really intended to create a final document. Editing PDFs makes as much
    sense as making printing plates and trying to edit those. You wouldn't do
    it, you'd make new plates incorporating the changes into the original
    documents.

    As you say, many free ways to create PDF files. Quite a few freeware PDF
    "printers" and office suites that will write PDF files. OpenOffice is one of
    the suites.
     
    Box134, Mar 8, 2006
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