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June 8, 2012 3:44:09 AM

please help me on how to edit text on .pdf file. thanks!

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June 8, 2012 7:36:35 AM

Within a PDF file text is essentially stored as single lines. The concept of text flowing from one line to another within a column does not exist. This makes it fairly difficult to edit text unless you rely on special tools that somehow manage to intelligently predict how text flows within a document

Adobe Acrobat & Acrobat Professional have a TouchUp Text tool for small text modifications. When you add or delete text, it will not reflow the text in the entire column. Some releases of Acrobat have a pretty bad reputation when it comes to the TouchUp Text tool, with users reporting weird behavior of the edited or remaining text once the tool is used. Use this tool only if there is no way to edit the original source file and recreate a PDF.
Even though Adobe Illustrator can open a surprisingly large range of PDF files, it is a bad choice if you want to edit text. Illustrator automatically uses its own fonts instead of fonts embedded in a PDF. This can lead to text reflows even if you leave text untouched.
For extensive text editing Infix PDF Editor is an interesting product. I used it to add text to a book and found the reflow capabilities of the application quite impressive.
June 8, 2012 10:29:19 AM

phillcollins said:
Within a PDF file text is essentially stored as single lines. The concept of text flowing from one line to another within a column does not exist. This makes it fairly difficult to edit text unless you rely on special tools that somehow manage to intelligently predict how text flows within a document

Adobe Acrobat & Acrobat Professional have a TouchUp Text tool for small text modifications. When you add or delete text, it will not reflow the text in the entire column. Some releases of Acrobat have a pretty bad reputation when it comes to the TouchUp Text tool, with users reporting weird behavior of the edited or remaining text once the tool is used. Use this tool only if there is no way to edit the original source file and recreate a PDF.
Even though Adobe Illustrator can open a surprisingly large range of PDF files, it is a bad choice if you want to edit text. Illustrator automatically uses its own fonts instead of fonts embedded in a PDF. This can lead to text reflows even if you leave text untouched.
For extensive text editing Infix PDF Editor is an interesting product. I used it to add text to a book and found the reflow capabilities of the application quite impressive.




thanks a lot...
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July 20, 2012 6:59:26 AM

You can use the ADobe Acrobat X to edit files or there is the PDF2Word (PDF to Word) software available that exports the text, images and other contents from any PDF document into MS Word where you can easily edit the files contents like you do to any MS word file:) 
August 13, 2013 1:52:57 PM

Hi....

You can Edit PDF Files in very easy ways, you can create, edit, and merge PDF files with out Adobe software, this is all abou online and some software tools will do this...
October 22, 2013 12:20:20 PM

There is no good solution. The best solution is ofcourse the pdfexport tool from Adobe, but even that one can't do the job good.

A PDF is an end-stage format, just like a printed paper. Information about the source data is lost and is stored in a totally different manner.

There is an open source based tool pdftoword.pro which does both text extraction and OCR text recognition.

OCR is for scanned documents, text extraction for others.

Hope this helps ^^
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