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Free PDF editor for Windows

I work for a non-profit organization and we have a lot of staff that need to work with PDFs. Our designers etc have the Adobe suite but that is quite expensive and I do not want to purchase a lot of ...
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PDF File Splitter

What I need is a simple PDF File Splitter. I want to be able to: Take a PDF File (Let's say 20 pages) Choose what pages to delete Create a new PDF with the rest of the pages I would prefer a free ...
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Is there a free desktop pdf editor?

I think that Adobe Acrobat costs way too much. I don't want to pay for a reoccuring subscription for something I'd like to have for the longest time. The desktop version is way too expensive even with ...
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Free/Libre or Open Source PDF editing software for GNU/Linux

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux version 7.0 (belenos), based on Ubuntu LTS. Earlier I had used Master PDF Editor on Ubuntu, but it is proprietary software. And now on Trisquel GNU/Linux, I’m looking ...
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Simple, free PDF editor for Windows?

Does anyone know of a simple, free PDF editor for Windows? When I search, I find a lot of deceptive sites that say it's free but then there are 10 ads that look like download buttons and a virus ...
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Marking comments and annotations on top of a PDF

I occasionally receive PDFs on which I want to mark comments, or some points/segments of which I want to annotate somehow - similarly to what I would do with printed PDFs. This does not mean editing ...
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PDF editor that can arrange pages visually (on a page-thumbnail grid…)

I'm looking for a Windows freeware that: can remove a page (example: remove page #7 from a 50-page PDF, and save the result as PDF) can move a page (example: move page #23 from a 50-page PDF to the ...
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Remove margins from PDFs

I would like a software to edit Pdfs. I have essentially margins on every page of the pdf I would like to take out before running it through OCR software. I would like to use free software. They can ...
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Batch PDF editor

A friend has 100 different PDF files. He wants to replace some text, the text is the same in all files. The software should be able to edit all of files at once. Ideally the software should be able ...
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Free or open-source PDF editing software for Windows

I'm seeking for open-source software that allows you to edit PDF files with a range of options similar to Adobe Acrobat's one. I found Sejda a good online tool for this purpose since it includes a ...
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Is there a PDF software capable of finding, extracting, selecting and then summarizing the annotations/comments based on a search criteria?

Here's the situation: I have 700 pdf files in one folder (those files have to be there!). Each file contains dozens or hundreds of annontations/comments. Each annotation/comment has keywords to ...
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Program that can permanently crop a PDF without decreasing quality or increasing file size?

I scanned a document and would like to crop out around half of the image. I can crop using Preview or using Adobe Acrobat Pro. But neither program permanently crops the file. The file size never ...
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Free PDF editor for OS X, as alternative to Adobe Acrobat

I'm looking for an open source (or possibly just freeware) alternative to Adobe Acrobat for Mac. I want to be able to create, open and edit PDF documents. I want a fair amount of features (but it ...
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Free / open source tool to flatten PDFs?

Looking for above-mentioned tool to work with PDFs. Following functions are desired: Draw lines, rectangles, circles for annotations Include comments (as in actual text onto the PDF, not speech ...
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Write an article/web-document with mathematical formulas; Android/Windows

As I travel I sometimes like to jot down notes that maybe, one day will become an article or even a book. At least I can have that as a goal :) I wish to write simple body text, include images and ...
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PDF rotate for Windows

I am looking for a PDF editor that can: rotate add text ideally this would be open source, but freeware is acceptable - i would prefer to avoid anything that requires Java - as I dont want to ...
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Linux and/or Windows application like Mac Preview

I would really like an application for Windows and/or Linux that can view and do simple annotations on PDFs, JPGs, PNGs, and other file types quickly. For example, in Mac Preview, if I open a PDF of ...
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Looking for a free Adobe Acrobat alternative for Business

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 ...
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Paint on PDF via PDF.js

We use the great library pdf.js It would be really cool if you could paint on the pdf which gets displayed via pdf.js. A commercial library would be ok, but open source is preferred. With "paint on ...
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Gratis, Libre, graphical PDF editor for UN*X with specific capabilities

I want to edit PDFs. Specifically, I want to be able to: Add elements to the (intra-page) PDF structure, from as wide a range of whatever constitutes the internal structure of a PDF. Specifically, ...
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Free software for creating fillable PDFs

I'm looking for Adobe Acrobat DC alternative (https://acrobat.adobe.com/us/en/acrobat/how-to/create-fillable-pdf-forms-creator.html) - PDF creator capable of creating PDF fillable forms. Is there ...
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What software can I use to Edit PDF online?

I have already built a database and using php I can edit,delete etc... from the database. I need an app which I can integrate in my app to edit pdf. I should be in such a way that when I click on the ...
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Want to edit some PDF for my kids worksheets

Every semester of my son's test week, I need to scan all his past worksheets into PDF files and find a way to delete all the answers that he wrote so he could redo them as his revision. Normally I ...
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Document Viewer

Does anyone know of any good software choices that will either allow me to compare documents against a set of glyphs (character map behind pdf documents)? Or if anyone knows of a good OCR software ...
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PDF editor for Linux

I am looking for a good PDF editor similar to Foxit Phantom for Linux. Unfortunately Foxit Phantom is for Windows only and I couldn't install it with Wine. What I need is an option to modify/delete ...
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Locally hosted web application for PDF redaction

I am looking for an online application that can be locally hosted which will allow authorized users to view PDFs stored on a local file system, redact the areas in the PDF that contain sensitive ...
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An editor to add the content of a PDF file to another PDF

I'm looking for a tool that allows me to delete an image in a PDF file and replace it with a picture in a PDF format. I don't want to merge two PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Pro XI can remove an image ...
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Free/Open source precise PDF to Word conversion software?

I'm trying to convert from PDF to MS Word. I've tried several online convertion, desktop programs like Nitro, ilovepdf, sejda, soda, Abby trial. I found that with most of them, several words are ...
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Black/Dark/Night mode PDF/PPT Viewer MacOS?

I read a lot during the night and I have so many books in the .pdf .pptx format that my eyes get strained during whole reading sessions. on an average, I roughly read 200 pages daily. The thing is I ...
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Software to annotate PDF from Excel or Python

I have a large PDF files. Each PDF page contains a chart and also includes a unique identifier, i.e. chart number. I have individual comments for each chart and would like to insert these in the ...
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Javascript software that can modify existing pdfs

In the JS world, there is jsPdf, but as of 2018 it cannot open existing pdfs. Are there other alternatives running in the browser that makes this possible? I basically wish to open pdfs meant to be ...
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Is there a software that simulates a pen and paper?

My university requires us to scan homework to PDF and send it via the website, and I have a problem using paper because my writing is messy. I saw some students using an iPad or a Chromebook to write ...
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Software with post-scan abilities of Camscanner for windows?

I am looking for a software which mostly does what the android app Camscanner does after a photo is captured. I have lot of scanned PDFs with greyish page color. I want to primarily convert them to ...
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Linux equivalent to Adobe ClearScan

This question was asked here, but the suggested software, [smoothscan][2], seems to be abandoned (latest commit is dated 2013, 5 years ago). The other solution, any2djvu, needs to run through a web ...
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Need pdf annotation supports handwriting / online / inserting pages in the middle of the pdf

I need pdf annotation supports handwriting / online / inserting pages in the middle of the pdf. kamihq does everything except does not let us insert pages in the middle of the pdf (you have to keep ...
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Android alternative to Briss? (To split PDF pages.)

There's a very good desktop application called Briss. It's used when a PDF has several pages per page and you need to split them into separate pages. Here is what it looks like: As you can see, this ...
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Android feature rich PDF viewer/editor for free

I was looking for an Android app for a complete management of PDF files (reading, searching, editing and so on) that was as feature rich as possible and FREE. As first to notice, I came across ...
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Generate outline in existing pdf file

Is there a software that can generate outline in existing pdf files? From the style/level of the headers, for example? The OS can be Windows or Linux. I prefer the free solution, but if that is not ...
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Free pdf reader with typewriter capability

Is there any free pdf reader with a typewriter capability like the one provided by acrobat reader professional as in the below image (or in the link http://users.wfu.edu/yipcw/atg/pdf/705typewriter/...
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Crop and merge PDF files

I wish to edit PDF pages, crop them and merge the newly obtained pages into a PDF. Which software (preferably free) would be the best for this? I've heard of Adobe Pagemaker, but I was wondering ...
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A PDF editor for Linux

I would like to add some text and an image to some PDF files − nothing complicated, but apparently software to do this is difficult to find :-/ I tried: LibreOffice, but that mangles some PDF ...
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PDF editor with emphasis on Preflight, PDF standards and PDF/X

What is, besides Foxit's PhantomPDF, the greater, greatest and most complete alternative for a PDF editor with an emphasis on Preflight, PDF standards and PDF/X. I would require also operations to ...
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split a two-column pdf page into two one-colunm pdfs

I am working on a true pdf, +1000 pages long, written in two columns because when copy and pasting text, before reaching the bottom of one column, the cursor jumps indiscriminately in a haphazard ...
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Remove layers from a PDF without Adobe Acrobat on a Mac

I have a A0 size PDF document with multiple layers, and I want to get this document printed at a copy shop. The copy shop doesn't have the option to select/deselect the layers, and I only want 3 of ...
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Tools for generate PDF that contains graph and table

I'm looking for something for generate PDF. PDF requirement ; A4 ( 21 x 29,7cm ) ( A4 ISO 216 or ISO 269 ) Support landscape format Page concept ( do not print something between 2 pages )* Header / ...
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PDF processing tool other than Ghostscript which provides Adobe presets

I basically have PDFs which I want to compress using Adobe preset settings (details here). I want a tool which can apply the "Rich content PDF" (previously known as "ebook") preset settings on an ...
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Html, photos to PDF converter plugin with watermark use within a website

Can anyone suggest me a plugin which I can use for my webpage to generate pdf from images comes from server with high quality and also can add watermark in it?
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batch editing of pdfs

We have a large number of questionnaires in pdf. Each questionnaire consists of multiple pages. On the first page in the upper right corner, the personal details of the participant (such as name, ...
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Angular 2 document signature

I need to find a way in Angular 6 to get users to sign a PDF document, or a JPEG/PNG scan of it, and save the signed document. So far I haven't found any component that answers those needs - they ...
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I am looking for adobe acrobat pro alternative with OCR support?

I'm looking for a free software that has a similar OCR feature to that of adobe acrobat pro, so that I can convert a PDF with embedded fonts into a searchable PDF.