Can I edit existing pdf's?

movrshakr
2007-05-17
2012-10-08
  • movrshakr
    movrshakr
    2007-05-17

    Help please. I have been reading on the site, and there are references to working with pdf's using an extension, but the details aren't there. Can I open an existing pdf in Inkscape and annotate it...as in adding text, lines, circles/ellipses, rectangles, etc.-- and save the modified version to a *.pdf file?

     
    • movrshakr
      movrshakr
      2007-05-30

      Thanks for the reply. I hope Inkscape add these capabilities. That would make it truly awesome...or should say even more awesome (overworked word).

      Jawspdf eems to not do lines, circles/ellipses, rectangles, etc, so that doesn't do what I need. And I didn't see any in the other list either. Seems full Acrobat is the only product that will do it, and it is beyond my budget.

       
    • molumen
      molumen
      2007-05-30

      Hi!

      AFAIK unfortunately you can't directly import a PDF into Inkscape (it is a planned feature I think...). If you're working under Linux, there are several opensource programs that allow you to change PDFs.

      Under Windows you can use Adobe Acrobat (not the reader), or you can download the trial version of jaws PDF editor http://www.jawspdf.com/pdf_editor/index.html to make a few changes (the trial version can have limitations though, but hopefully it will work...)

      Also, it can be useful to have a look at http://www.planetpdf.com/find_software.asp , you can find there lots of PDF software (free and proprietary)

      Hope that helps!

      :)