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I received this PDF file and need to make some changes in the document, is there any great free software available for me to do this?

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Related question:… – tjrobinson Oct 23 '09 at 12:46
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I use PDF X-Change Viewer. Don't be fooled by the name, it's a viewer and and editor and very good for a free product.

Related question: Is there a free tool which will let me type onto PDFs and then save, or at least print, them?

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PDF X-change Viewer is not free... – NT. Oct 23 '09 at 13:23
@NT Yes it is free – alex Oct 23 '09 at 13:44
I think the link is wrong. It points to eXPert PDF Viewer ActiveX that is not free. The link in the related question however points to the free PDF X-Change Viewer. – T. Kaltnekar Oct 23 '09 at 14:25
Sorry, I've corrected the link – tjrobinson Oct 23 '09 at 21:23
Sadly this is not an answer to the question, annotating/commenting is not editing... – Tom Wijsman Oct 24 '09 at 12:34

OpenOffice with the PDF Import Extenstion is another (free) option.

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agreed, it's great because i don't have to install a new software – phunehehe Jan 7 '10 at 3:30

The "normal" answer is: purchase the paid version of Adobe Acrobat.

This will let you edit and delete text, remove graphics, etc.

It is also very useful for pdf markup.

Now that the "real" answer is on the table:

There are some other tools, like the Anybizsoft, Foxit, PDF X-Chante and others.

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As far as I know PDF files are generated from other document formats, you should convert the PDF file to a document file of your favorite editor. You should look for a converter online which can accomplish this task for free, and yes... They can be hard to find as many companies profit from people searching for such solution.

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You're correct that PDFs are usually generated from other document formats, but it's generally a one-way process. Once you've converted something to a PDF you can't easily get back to something exactly the same as the original document format. There may well be tools that can do this for some formats but it's not a universal solution. – tjrobinson Oct 23 '09 at 12:45

Try PDFescape. It's a free online tool.

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PDF Escape is extremely insecure - they don't use SSL encryption for files or even user authentication. If you'd rather not shout your password over the wire then use PDF Buddy instead (see my answer). – Yarin Nov 28 '13 at 19:21

I use Foxit PDF Editor,it's simple and easy to use...

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All versions of Foxit PhantomPDF (Express, Standard and Business) are not/no longer free. – Gnubie Feb 23 '12 at 17:32

PDF Buddy is an easy and powerful online PDF editor that lets you edit up to 3 PDFs a month for free.

(Full disclosure I'm a co-founder of PDF Buddy)

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you can also try a very good alternative:

PDFzorro - PDF Editor:

here you can edit pdf files online, add text and comment, draw lines or retangles etc..

add, delete, rotate, sort pages, merge any pdf files...

There also exist a Google Chrome-Webstore-App for GoogleDrive and a Android-App for smartphones...

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