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Offline metlife

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Best free PDF Editor?
« on: April 13, 2018, 06:50:00 AM »
Hey All,

Do you know any free application for commercial use in which you could modify the pdf file? I mean cutting to any size I want, it would be the main function of such application and possibly checking the color separation.

Thanks!

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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 09:20:58 AM »
Cutting to any size you want? Do you mean cropping?

The only free PDF viewer I know that will display separations is PACKZVIEW.

http://www.packz.com/downloads-info/
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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 06:40:01 AM »
Yes, I mean cropping.

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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 09:06:48 AM »
I think you would need Acrobat Pro to be able to crop PDF's.
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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2018, 02:22:22 AM »
Yes, I agree, but I am looking for a program for which I do not have to pay. I need to install it on several computers and only to crop PDF files. Thus, Acrobat Pro would be wasted on these computers.

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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2018, 09:23:27 AM »
Well if you are using Macs you can crop a PDF with Preview that comes with the Mac OS.. But Preview can destroy PDF's that contain live transparency.

There are also online options:

https://pdfresizer.com/crop

https://pdfcandy.com/crop-pdf.html

But I would be careful of those too.
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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 04:12:54 AM »
Unfortunately, we work on Windows. We can not use the online application because we have confidential files and they can not go outside the company. I guess finding such an application can be difficult and I would not ask you for help without searching the web first.

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 09:47:07 AM »
Personally if you have those kinds of requirements I think it would be worth your money to purchase Acrobat DC Pro.
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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 06:29:59 AM »
I have not tested or used, however give these a try and remember that you often get what you pay for:

https://www.sejda.com/desktop

https://sourceforge.net/projects/briss/

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Re: Best free PDF Editor?
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2018, 06:05:18 AM »
swampymarsh, thank you very much for your help. Briss meets what I was looking for. It looks a bit primitive but does what I need. Thank you again for your help.