Edit PDF's for free?

We have a bunch of papers that we are scanning from a copier that saves to our share drive as a PDF. We need to edit these PDF's and add our own text to it.

Are there programs other than Adobe Pro we can use? Like all Adobe products it's horrible expensive and is out of our budget for this small job to do, and hoping for a some type of open source free alternative.

Thanks!
LVL 4
Pancake_EffectAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

EirmanChief Operations ManagerCommented:
You can do it online for free here .......
http://www.pdfescape.com

Or pick one from this list .....
http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/best-free-pdf-tools.htm

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look to CutePDF (Free) or Foxit Software for alternatives to Adobe. Adobe is still the best, mind you, but the two above are good alternatives. ... Thinkpads_User
ajbarronCommented:
Is it possible to change the output file of the copier to something other than PDF? A simple google search for "free PDF Editor" returned a heap of hits for free software to edit pdf files.

To list a few:

http://pdfeditor.me/
http://en.pdf24.org

Hope this helps,

-Anthony
Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data

Considering 93 percent of companies file for bankruptcy within 12 months of a disaster that blocked access to their data for 10 days or more, planning for the worst is just smart business. Learn how Acronis Backup integrates security at every stage

Pancake_EffectAuthor Commented:
Yeh I've been searching on Google and some of your links and there are TONS. But there is hardly any that let's you directly insert text boxes and edit the document. The one Eirman posted, "http://www.pdfescape.com" is EXACTLY what I need, but I'm a little concerned being that we have to upload the documents to their server to edit.. from a security standpoint I don't like it. Some documents may have sensitive information on it.

Is there any programs like http://www.pdfescape.com but a stand alone program that's free off the top of your minds?

Edit: I saw a bunch has been posted, I will look through your guy's links and see if any meets that criteria.
Anthony RussoCommented:
Nitro | Create, Convert & Edit PDF Files : http://www.nitropdf.com/

I've been using them for years.
Pancake_EffectAuthor Commented:
Sadly is $119.99 USD :(

Does anyone know much about http://www.pdfescape.com security? Is it safe to use for sensitive documents?
Anthony RussoCommented:
I do not see any mention of any security for the site. I work for a company that provides SaaS as well and we are SAS -70 Type-2 plus HIPAA compliant.

Generally it would seem fine depending on the content of the documents, but there is no guarantee offered by them it seems.

NitroPDF does offer a free trial if that helps with this one-off job.
Pancake_EffectAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help everyone, I'm using NitroPDF trial version right now and works great. (much better than adobe which crashes all the time.)

http://www.pdfescape.com was also a great solution if you want to do just basic editing
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Software

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.