How do i edit my Resume(pdf) with my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by rodetrip, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. rodetrip macrumors member

    rodetrip

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    I want to edit my resume, add/remove text. Ive searched and searched and still didnt find an answer. please help! thanks :)
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Download a PDF editor like PDFpen from the app store.
     
  3. rodetrip thread starter macrumors member

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    i tried pdfpen and it doesnt let you edit the text that is on the resume. unless i jist dont know how to...?
     
  4. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I think what most folks do is edit their resumé/CV in a word processor and then convert to PDF.
     
  5. rodetrip thread starter macrumors member

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    so convert pdf to word first then convert it again?
     
  6. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    You should have a base copy of your resume in Word (or other such app). You can make edits and do "save as" for each version you need. Then you can make a PDF of whichever one you want to send.

    Converting from PDF to Word is possible but it will mess up formatting, most likely. I'd start from scratch in Word.
     
  7. Dave Felix macrumors 6502a

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    I thought PDFs weren't made to be edited? why not just copy and paste in a word processor and save as a PDF?
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Technically they aren't. You use a native app and then save or export a PDF. In this case Word, but other apps (as was mentioned) can be used.

    To edit a PDF you need either Acrobat Standard or Pro on a Mac or PC. Even then, depending on the complexity of the PDF the standard editing tools don't always do the job. That's where plugins like Enfocus Pitstop Pro come in. If you've got about $800-900 to drop on a plugin.

    I don't think there's anything equivalent on iOS to make the kind of edits you can on a computer using Acro Standard or Pro.

    Reader definitely doesn't cut it for anything except reading.
     

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