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Billy T
29-07-2011, 06:47 PM
Hi Team

I have some reports that I printed to PDF via Bullzip and I need to update them but I can't find the original Word documents. I can scan them back to text via a character recognition program but that seems to stuff up formatting etc so I'd prefer to simply edit the original file if I can.

Is there any (recommended) free program out there that will let me edit these within the PDF format?


Billy 8-{)

29-07-2011, 08:46 PM
Try this place (http://www.pdftoword.com/default.aspx) - free online editor, PDF to word. No charges, watermarks or anything.Took about 2-3 minutes to get the converted to word back Via email.

May work, if it does, convert it back to PDF afterwards as per normal -- heres an example, On the left is the converted word Document, on the right is the original PDF file Before and after shots (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/upload/PDF.jpg)

Robin S_
29-07-2011, 11:39 PM
There is a prog called Foxit PDF Editor from the same house as Foxit Reader. Never used it but if wt's suggestion doesn't do what you want this might.

Billy T
30-07-2011, 07:39 PM
Thanks WT

It worked a treat, first attempt failed to deliver the email, and I strongly suspect that was my doing, second attempt delivered a perfect Word Doc including diagrams and all special formatting, 20-something pages all in less than two minutes from the get-go.

Magic! Quick edit, save the Word file!!!, convert back to PDF and all is sweet! All docs sorted in less than 30 minutes.

My appreciation is eternal.........


Billy 8-{)

30-07-2011, 08:13 PM
Happy it worked Ok with all the formatting :) - the one I tried was only three pages. :thumbs: