Importing a PDF form into Word; editing a PDF without Acrobat

Discussion in 'UK Macs' started by Matt Bacon, Jul 12, 2004.

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    Matt Bacon Guest

    Hi, all... Is there any way to edit PDF forms (downloaded from a web site
    and designed to be printed and then filled in by hand) using either Word or
    a free/shareware PDF editor?. I can find Windows converters which will turn
    PDFs into RTF, but nothing for OS X, and I don't want to shell out for
    Acrobat -- we're not trying to do pre-press or run a business here, just
    save on some handwriting!

    Bestest,
    M.
     
    Matt Bacon, Jul 12, 2004
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    Jon B Guest

    You may be able to just copy and paste, there is an app called
    PDF2Office but it isn't that cheap unfortunately, cheaper than Acrobat
    but not cheap cheap.
     
    Jon B, Jul 12, 2004
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    Tim Hodgson Guest

    If you search versiontracker with 'pdf rtf', 5 likely-looking apps come
    up (including PDF2Office, already mentioned). Maybe one of those?
     
    Tim Hodgson, Jul 12, 2004
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  4. I only have access to an OS/2 setup here; but I'd expect the Mac
    counterpart to have similar capability: ran Acrobat Reader (#3);
    selected a PDF passage and copied to the clipboard; pasted from
    clipboard to a designated plain-text file. Non-ASCII characters
    came out as funnies and fancy layout had gone to pot; but most of
    the text was usable. This might save a bit of sweat'n'swearing.
     
    Andrew Stephenson, Jul 12, 2004
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    I just run Acrobat Reader 6.0.2 and there is in the File menu an item to
    'Save as Text'.

    Worked OK here anyway.
     
    Andy Hewitt, Jul 12, 2004
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  6. You can open and edit .pdf files in Graphic Converter; I've filled in
    forms that way. A bit clumsy, but it works.
     
    J. Simon van der Walt, Jul 13, 2004
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    wab123 New Member

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    Hi Matt Bacon
    Fiblab make some natty little apps. I suggest you try their "Tx - Paste Plain Text".
    From what I've read,this app will probably do what you want.
     
    wab123, Nov 25, 2018
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