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December 20, 2007

PDF Editing & Creation: Open source alternatives to Adobe Acrobat

Filed under: Computer Software,Interesting Sites,Knowledgebase,Tech Related — Suramya @ 12:43 PM

I personally don’t like using PDF files. They are bulky and need extra software for me to view them. Plus they are a pain to export into html (which I like). But they are a necessary evil especially if you are dealing with the corporate world/goverment where most of the forms etc are in PDF format maybe because they allow the creator to choose the layout/content and make it hard for others to modify without spending a lot of money. Atleast that used to be the case, now there are most than 50 alternatives to Adobe Acrobat that you can try out and use for free. The following site has a listing of all the tools with a brief description of each: 50+ open source/free alternatives to Adobe Acrobat.

I regularly use Open Office to create PDF’s that look good. I have also tried using the PDF creator but didn’t keep it as Open Office took care of all my PDF creation needs.

Check out the list. You might find the some tool that will save you a lot of money.

– Suramya

1 Comment »

  1. I dont usually comment, but afterwards reading through so abundant advice I had to say thanks.
    signature: 😀

    Comment by AVE gync — December 19, 2009 @ 7:10 PM

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