An Open Source PDF Editor for Windows, Mac & Linux
He had used OpenOffice PDF Import Extension, PDFEdit and numerous other tools listed in my first posts but nothing works as well as the latest Inkscape. It has one downside though, right now. That is, you can only edit one page at a time. (It’s not useless beyond one page but it’s certainly more difficult because you have to rejoin them together.)
So here’s a random PDF I found by googling for random PDF ;). Here’s a shot of the first page in my PDF Viewer (evince).
Now we open Inkscape click File -> Open and you will see the following dialogue box where we can choose which page to import.
Now you can see that the page imported perfectly into Inkscape and objects are editable.
and finally, here’s our slightly edited, more up-to-date version.
A few other tips.
Inkscape won’t import encrypted PDF’s. To get around this you can use pdftops .pdf which turns the PDF into a Postscript file. You can then use ps2pdf .ps to return the file back into an unencrypted pdf.
If you need to merge multiple PDF’s into a single PDF, there is a nice tool called PDFtk that can do that for you which is available for Windows, MacOSX and Linux.
If you can’t edit the text, it is saved as a picture.