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a good open source pdf editior

I need to edit a pdf to edit some pdfs, have tried using pdfedit but it keeps crashing
any help woudl be appreciated
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sydneyguy
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
Editing PDFs directly is tricky business. I have several (non-free/non-open-source) tools that do this with varying accuracy/quality (and it varies from one PDF to the next). It is often difficult and the results are often less than satisfactory. With those caveats, for open source, I suggest LibreOffice and OpenOffice:

http://www.libreoffice.org/
http://www.openoffice.org/

You'll need the PDF Import Extension to modify PDFs:
http://extensions.services.openoffice.org/en/project/pdfimport

Since they're free/open-source, it can't hurt to try to see how they perform on your documents. Regards, Joe
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rindiCommented:
I also recommend libre or open-office, but you shouldn't need to add the extension, at least not to libreoffice, as the current version can edit pdf's already by default.
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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help have found the info most helpfull
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sydneyguyAuthor Commented:
thanks for the help
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Btw, rindi is correct that the extension isn't needed in LibreOffice 4.0...it previously was required, but PDF Import, the Presenter Console, and the Python Scripting Provider are now core features. However, I believe that it is still required in OpenOffice, although I haven't looked at the latest release of it. Regards, Joe
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rindiCommented:
I've just checked on my portableapps version of OpenOffice, and it is there by default too. so you don't need the extension in any of them.
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016DeveloperCommented:
rindi,
Thanks for checking – much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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