1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

how in the hell do I edit a pdf?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by theseodude, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    88
    I don't understand why there are so many free image editors but no pdf editors.

    and yes, I have been looking all over google. My request is simple, but I am not getting anything.

    I am looking for something like GIMP (an image editor) but for PDFs.
    What I need to do is to delete things in pdfs and type things in pdfs. how hard is that? I havent found anything. There is acrobat pro, which I dont want to pay for, and dont want to torrent due to the possible viruses. Does anyone know of anything free?

    Edit: pdf is a scanned picture. It is not possible to convert it to Word.
    Edit2: I just remembered I have a spare laptop that i dont care about, so I am willing to torrent. so if there is anything that exists on torrent sites, I am willing to try it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  2. ijof9

    ijof9 Power Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2010
    Messages:
    536
    Likes Received:
    594
    Occupation:
    CTO
    Location:
    Western Europe
    You can't edit it as if it were Word documents. Although Adobe Acrobat Professional does this.

    But usually PDFs get generated from other software and they don't support text blocks.
    Acrobat will only do final touch-ups, like changing misspelled letters, symbols, deleting odd lines, replacing images, etc.
     
  3. jp_smith86

    jp_smith86 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    343
    Location:
    DIL APNA PUNJABI
    Home Page:
    You can do one thing... convert your pdf file into word. Then make changes.. then again convert it back to PDF... takes not more than 10 seconds to convert.
     
  4. dheer

    dheer Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,449
    Likes Received:
    1,033
    Home Page:
  5. SEO_Alchemy

    SEO_Alchemy Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2012
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    1,213
    Location:
    USA
    Not Even Acrobat Professional does editing in such a way as to make it useful. Only program I know of that allows this is Able2Extract. There should be some torrents up. It basically allows you to rip all the info including formatting and issues out of the pdf, and put it into word, where you can edit to your hearts content, and then save as a pdf once more :) Not a lot of people know about this method, but now you guys do :)
     
  6. theseodude

    theseodude Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2012
    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    88
    PDF is a scanned picture, it is not possible to convert it to word.
     
  7. 2011nfl

    2011nfl Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,223
    Likes Received:
    5,956
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    Home Page:
    Exactly what dheer said.........



    1. Install open office
    2. Right click on the pdf file and scroll up to "open with"
    3. Choose to open it with open office
    4. Edit it the way you like
    5. Then in the top left under "file" scroll down to "export to pdf"
    6. Done

    Edit: Just noticed your last post. So this probably wouldn't work for that, but I will leave the steps in case anyone else needs it.


    :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2012
  8. Tyrannis

    Tyrannis Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2012
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    74
    Location:
    m
    Lol, I don't even know. When I make a PDF I just save it as a Word document, than convert it using a free online program. Sorry
     
  9. jp_smith86

    jp_smith86 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2012
    Messages:
    858
    Likes Received:
    343
    Location:
    DIL APNA PUNJABI
    Home Page:
    it is.. i did it.... it can be.......
     
  10. masush300

    masush300 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    338
    Occupation:
    Coding
    Location:
    Imagine Dragons
    Home Page:
    LOl i dont know too
    Just learnt :)