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I'm looking for a free way to edit my PDF files on my Mac.

EDIT: I should precise (thank to "Doug Harris") that I need to edit old PDF files without having the original texts. These are some of my work for a few years, and I don't wannna have to retype everything...

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you have asked for free program and you liked non-free program ;) –  joe Oct 20 '09 at 20:44
    
I know, I'd love one that does the same as PDFpen for free, but I guess it would be a dream, wouldn't it? –  waszkiewicz Oct 21 '09 at 7:10
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Some good but non-free programs:

Pagehand is a Mac OS X Program which allows you to save your documents as PDF and later edit them again. It can not open all PDFs though, if they were created with different programs.

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PDFpen looks promising (from SmileOnMyMac, creators of TextExpander), although it's relatively expensive.

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PDFPen is great! –  Chealion Oct 20 '09 at 14:39
    
Actually PDFpen is the kind I need. Not free, but really great from what I can see. –  waszkiewicz Oct 20 '09 at 18:44
    
but pdfpen is not free –  joe Oct 20 '09 at 20:43
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Why not pay for good software? Programmers gotta put food on the table... –  Barry Brown Oct 21 '09 at 8:44
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Skim is a free PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.

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I already use that one, really good in my opinion, but not "editing" enough... Deserves a positive point anyway, for the quality, and actually my question wasn't complete enought... –  waszkiewicz Oct 21 '09 at 7:13
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You don't say what sort of editing you need to do. The standard Mac Preview app has tools for annotating PDFs -- drawing circle, boxes, arrows, highlighting text.

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...and reordering pages, assembling multiple PDF, extracting some pages... –  mouviciel Oct 20 '09 at 15:32
    
Hey you're right. I should precise that my goal is to restructure some old PDF files build on my PC a few years ago. I don't want to redo the whole thing. So I guess PDFpen is the good option for me. But thanks for your advice. –  waszkiewicz Oct 20 '09 at 18:46
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If you want a free online PDF editor (Safari & Firefox compatible):

http://www.pdfescape.com

Also:

http://www.smileonmymac.com/PDFpen/

(Or)

http://www.pdfonline.com/pdf2word/index.asp

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