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how to edit a PDF file sent to me as an e-mail attatchment?

I got an e-mail attatchment and the PDF file is text and images.
One word is spelled wrong.
I'm not seeing a way to edit it.
Can you help?
Thanks.
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Adobe Reader 9.3

and Irfanview and Microsoft Office Picture Manager if the file could be opened with either of those.
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It may be easier to ask the sender to edit the one mispelled word.
^ That would be the most optimal course of action only from the complexity and possibly time standpoint.

Since we already posted instructions on this process, we are probably allowed to change the word for you if you are able to upload the PDF to the E-E site....
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I got it converted and opened with Word but the part that contains the mispelled word seems to be an image on top of the rest of the document.

I see "replace" and then try to find the mispelled word, and "replace," but it is not finding the word.

I think the word may be imbetted in an image and the PDF file was scanned.
Create a text box to cover that part of the image and then fill-in the text box with the correctly spelled text.
You can set properties for the text box for the background fill to be white and remove the line color (border) to none from black so that you don't have to have a border around the text box.
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there is text at the top of the document and Word has my cursur in that area and able to add text or change text.

But not at the bottom of the page where the mis-spelled word is, though I put a box around the texted area at the bottom.
It appears the bottom of the originating PDF was a scan (image) as opposed to the top which had renderable text to convert from.
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Create a text box to cover that part of the image and then fill-in the text box with the correctly spelled text.
...........I'm not getting this to work at the moment......
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I have Office 2007.

Top right I have a "replace" option.
That opens a window where I can click on the "go to" tab.
Then > object > enter the name = bitmap image > next > close.
This puts my cursur in the bottom corner of the image where the mispelled word is.
If I try to move my cursur to the mispelled word, a box is put around the image (however, I did that before going to "replace")
If I leave my cursur where it is, in the lower left hand corner of the image, it lets me use my keyboard and type letters, such as: nnnnn.
However, if I try to "back up" with me back space key, the entire image that contains the mispelled word, reverts back to the original image.

The original document had someone else's name and phone number and e-mail address. What they did, was to change it, to my information but spelled a word wrong.

This is interesting, that when I click "next" and "close," and my cursur is in the lower left hand corner of the boxed in image, a back space removes the entire image that has my information. And shows me, the text that was in that area of the document for the previous person (who edited their own so they could change their name, etc. to mine).
In response to the last paragraph, it appears that the conversion took an OCR copy (text copy) of all that was in the PDF plus what could not be converted thus rendered in as an image (some PDFs are renderable, and some are OCR'ed for text recognition).

I'm not sure if I understood this clearly, but it sounds like you might be able to delete the image thus showing the previous person's information in text and you would be able to change this text using Word accordingly?

If I'm not correct about that, would you be able to upload a copy of the PDF here, or a screenshot (blanking out what you need to) in order to see some of what is occurring?
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I do not know how to do a screen shot and have failed before.

I was able to copy the image that contains the mispelled word.
I've got options, top right like "replace," but I am not finding a way to remove the image and replace it with a new one.

At one point, I was able to use my space bar and back space key and the image with my name on it was gone, and only able to be recovered by closing the Word document and "not" saving the changes.

If I had saved the changes the document would be the original one with the original person's name, address, etc.


...........................................I'm not sure if I understood this clearly, but it sounds like you might be able to delete the image thus showing the previous person's information in text and you would be able to change this text using Word accordingly?
............I thought I had done this because I pasted the image to a new Word. Then I created the new image but could not insert it into the document with the spelling error.
............I can right click on the image and the choice there is "alternative text" but that gets me no where either.
To take a screenshot, press ALT + Print Screen keys on your keyboard. Then go to Start > Run > type in: mspaint > OK. From Paint, go to Edit > Paste. Then save the file to your Desktop (using File > Save). You can then upload your screenshot to the E-E board for further assistance.
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testing
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With the size of the screen shot, no one will be able to make out the intended screen shot of the PDF file that contains the mis-spelled word.

I could enlarge it using Irfanview, unless there is another way.
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once converted to Word, you may fix the spelling error
...............................

I had already converted it to Word and there is no way to edit the mispelled word because it is within an image.

I downloaded Nuance and went back to the orginal PDF file and opened it using Nuance.
So converting it to Word is of no value?

Correct – if it's an image, then converting to Word doesn't help. You would first have to OCR it to create text, which is easy to do. Is <ee-nickg5-110519-01.PNG> the actual page you need to fix or is that just an example?
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Is <ee-nickg5-110519-01.PNG> the actual page you need to fix or is that just an example?
.............all of that was posted by another EE member.

Please read: 35805767 and 35818716
Sorry, missed that. Have you uploaded the PDF file? I don't see it, but maybe I missed that, too.
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I can not upload the file. It contains two people's names, phone numbers and email addresses.

The person who had the file, changed their name, and phone number, and e-mail address to mine. All of this was within the larger document which was used for multiple persons. They would just change the name, phone and e-mail on the original PDF file and scan it and send to the new persons.

I was on the receiving end, but they spelled my name wrong.
I can just ask for a new file, but I wanted to see if Word- Office 2007 would let me edit the mis-spelling. (or some other editing software)
I don't know how to do it just with Word, but Office 2007 has a tool called Microsoft Office Document Imaging that may help. You mentioned earlier that you have IrfanView, so you can open the PDF file in IrfanView (you'll need to install the PostScript plug-in from the IrfanView website if you don't already have it) and then do a Save As to TIF in IrfanView. Once you have the TIF, open it in Microsoft Office Document Imaging, and perhaps you can edit it there. After editing, you can create a new PDF via any of the free PDF print drivers that have been mentioned before (my two favs are CutePDF and doPDF). Regards, Joe
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If I can get the word spelled correctly, then the file format won't matter.
And just print the file or forward it to Office Depot for printing.
So the final format is not a factor, I assume.
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It is a one time event, so not able to pay for any software. Also, the person who sent it to me can send me a corrected copy if I am unable to edit this one.

So, if this might work:
Microsoft Office Document Imaging

I'll try it.
Yes, might work. And you might even be able to do it in IrfanView – have you tried that? Once you have the PostScript plug-in installed and can load the PDF in IrfanView, all of the editing tools will work, including the Paint dialog.
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Once you have the PostScript plug-in installed and can load the PDF in IrfanView, all of the editing tools will work, including the Paint dialog.
........let me try all that.....thanks...........
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the file is no longer needed, so I'll try the above.

what I have is Microsoft Office Picture Manager.
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I have Microsoft Office Picture Manager.