Recently I switched from Microsoft Office to Open Office and it saved me a lot of money. I was wondering if there's a similar application for Windows that can replace Adobe Acrobat. Something that can edit forms and insert clients signature via Wacom tablet in PDF files. Also, I will be using it for commercial business so I need it to be distributed under GNU General Public License.


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OpenOffice/LibreOffice can export any document as a PDF file.

OO/LO can also create PDF forms, at least well enough to be able to programmatically fill them out using PHP and FDF..

The "signing" of a PDF file is an Adobe thing as far as I can tell. Of course, you could use gpg/pgp and sign documents with your public/private key pair...


I give you a free software to create a PDF.

PDFCreator: Use PDFCreator to create PDFs from any printable program, as well as encrypt and autosave files based on predefined terms.

PDFescape: This online PDF solution is a reader, editor, form filler, and form designer. All you need to use it is a JavaScript enabled web browser.

PDF reDirect: The freeware PDF reDirect offers loads of robust features, including PDF creation, previews, encryption, and more, that go a long way to replacing Adobe.

Primo PDF WebLink Here

PDFTKB WebLink Here

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