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    I need to view and edit PDF files.
    Due to changes in my situation and finances I am looking for a free one. I have searched and cannot find any.
    Does anyone know of any?
    Many thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: PDF files

    Awesome, thank you.
    I don’t know how my searching came up with all the rubbish I got!
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    Default Re: PDF files

    To what extent do you want to edit ?

    Meaning simply able to type text in or remove text, pictures etc ?

    If you have Office 365 Or some of the free office programs you can open PDF files and convert /edit them.

    The supplied google link -- The wording is not to good -- There are MANY (read as 99% ) of programs including PDF that are "Free to Download" BUT they are NOT free to use.Uploading Any Document to a online place means if you have sensitive or private data - congrats you have just given some unknown people your documents.= Dangerous

    Thats how lots of places "get Ya"

    Some Free to downloads are only trials and you need to pay $$ to actually use them. Most will read and print PDF's, BUT to actually edit them - get the Credit Card out (Depending as asked in 2nd line of this reply)
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    Default Re: PDF files

    oops double posted.
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    Default Re: PDF files

    I just need to fill out forms, applications etc.
    I’m very careful with programs I download. In my case online editing is fine, no secrets will be typed online. I tried a 'free' program and it’s as you say, asking for $$. The online one I chose seems to be fine.
    Appreciate the info though.
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    Default Re: PDF files

    Heres a couple I use.
    1. Softmaker FreePDF, You have to register but thats nothing. https://www.getfreepdf.com/en/download

    Just a quick example - select the Text Tool - Now imagine there's a line there you need to enter details:

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    Another is Nitro Free ( it can be a little of a dance to get the real free one) so I've uploaded both the X86 & x64 in a zipped file.

    You can download them both from HERE

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    The biggest problem is managing to get the Text Box ( both Create) lined up with what ever you are filling out.

    You can also add in a hand signed signature if you want to Documents. You Sign your Signature, Scan and crop it to fit, some editing programs can make the background Transparent ( different post on that) , then using the various options like quick Sign (nitro) or Object-Image - Your Sig ( FreePDF) drop it on the signature line/area.
    Nitro:
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    Default Re: PDF files

    Geeze, there’s just no end to your help! Thanks so much.
    Now of course, I just have to choose which one...
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    Default Re: PDF files

    Had you asked me about 2 Months ago I would have said Nitro, But after using the FreePDF I find its a bit easier in positioning where you want to write / fill out some text. The more I use it the more I like it.

    Just personal choice really -- Or get both and try them, after all they are free
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