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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:00 PM

I have a 171 page .pdf file I need to clean up and upload. Anybody have a clue how to break it up so I can do this? Right now, OO just crashes before opening it! It's 97 MB in size.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Why can't you use Adobe?



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:32 PM

Why can't you use Adobe?

I need to edit it. All I have is Adobe reader XI.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Kenny, there are programs out there that will break it up but I just don't have a recommendation for a windows program.  



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Kenny, there are programs out there that will break it up but I just don't have a recommendation for a windows program.  

I haven't found one as yet that does what i would like. One wanted to break it into individual pages. I don't want 171 files to put back together.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:55 PM

PDF Mod seem to be the program you want the only trouble is it only comes in a Linux flavor.  Try doing a search on "PDF Modifier" and see if any of those programs will work for ya.



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Posted December 25, 2012 - 07:59 PM

Kenny Here are a couple of options in Windows.

"We recommend PDF files be converted to a DOC, ODG, RTF or other file format before editing them. After the file is edited, it can be saved as an updated PDF file. Below are the steps for converting a file using a software program and online.

Free tools to edit PDF files

We highly recommend the Oracle PDF Import Extension for OpenOffice Draw and PDFill as free tools for editing PDF Files. We found PDF Import Extension to be the most useful free program because of its ability to convert almost any PDF, convert images in the PDF into vector images, edit PDF objects, and because it is available for all major platforms (including Mac). PDFill can come in handy when you want to work with form fields, decrypt a PDF, and perform other features not available in the PDF Import Extension.

To edit a PDF file using the PDF Import Extension follow the below steps.

  1. If you don't already have OpenOffice installed on your computer.Download and install OpenOffice. This is a complete suite of Office products including OpenOffice Draw.

  2. After installing OpenOffice run the PDF Import Extension.

  3. Next, Open OpenOffice Draw.

  4. Once open, browse to the PDF file you want to edit and open the file.

  5. After the PDF file has been open, edit any text field by double-click the text. If you wish to add new text, click the Text link at the bottom of the Window, and then click the cursor on where you want to add text.

  6. Finally, after you have finished editing the file click the PDF link to export the file as a PDF.

Although this is a fantastic free solution for editing a PDF, the PDF Import Extension does have some limitations. It does not currently support PDF forms, table conversions, and decrypting protected files. If you are running Microsoft Windows, many of these limitations can be avoided by also using PDFill.

Below are the steps to edit and otherwise manipulate a PDF file using PDFill.

  1. Download and install PDFill.

  2. Open the PDFill PDF Editor if you wish to edit a PDF file or thePDFill PDF Tools if you want to encrypt, decrypt, merge, add headers, add PDF, or perform other quick tasks to a PDF file.

  3. If you are editing a file, after PDFill PDF Editor is open click File, select Open New PDF Project, and browse to the PDF file you wish to edit.

Online conversion

Tip: It may take several minutes to convert a PDF file and online services do not convert password protected files.

There are several online tools that can convert your PDF files. Because it is easier to edit a PDF as a Word file, without using the software tools mentioned above, we recommend the PDFtoWord converter by Nitro PDF Software."



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 04:28 AM

I have Open Office and the PDF extension. The problem is the file is so large, Open Office crashes before opening it. It's a huge file!



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 05:25 AM

Hi Kenny, for cleaning the file you can use a program called PDF24Creator (must be found with google). Using this program, you can rotate or delete a single file, but you cannot edit a single file. But you can separate single files, edit them with OO and insert it on every place in your 171-pages-file. And you can convert pdf to other formats (picture aso).

 

For lowering the size you need other programs, but they often doesn't work. That's my experience.


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 06:00 AM

I give that a try. Thanks!



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 01:02 PM

Hi Kenny,

 

here some pdf compressor tools

 

http://www.pdfcompressor.org/

 

http://download.cnet...4-10420962.html

 

http://www.chip.de/d...2_20842691.html


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Posted December 26, 2012 - 03:05 PM

Thanks, Wolle. The PDF24Creator opened it, but I couldn't edit what I wanted. To break it down, It makes the pages .jpg's, which would embed what I want to take out.

I'll try a compressor on it and see if that will help.



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Posted December 26, 2012 - 11:16 PM

Kenny, send it to me when you get a chance. Let me take a crack at it.

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Posted December 27, 2012 - 06:00 AM

Even after compressing it, it still won't open in OO. Though the file is for Jacobsens, it should be a help to the folks with the open side Fords. It did compress down to 63.8MB from the 97MB it was. I raised the memory inside Open Office to 200MB for it to use, but that still is not enough to open this file.

Alan, I'll see about sending it. You'll see right off what I want to edit out. It has sections where it could be broken down.


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