How To Edit (Add Text) To a PDF File? (Will PREVIEW Do The Trick?)

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  1. HappyDude20 macrumors 68020

    HappyDude20

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    I hope this thread helps others that may have been in this situation.

    I have a ton of job applications to fill out and hopefully turn them all in tomorrow. I have so many job apps, but rather than filling them all out by hand i'd much rather type the info into the PDF file directly and then print them out, ready to go.

    What's the best way to do this?

    I started out downloading Adobe Reader, later realizing there is a difference between Reader and Adobe Acrobat. Then after searching for a while I noticed the trial version of Acrobat I downloaded from Adobe's site is for Windows only; discovering Acrobat for Mac only went up to version 8. There are no free trial downloads of version 8 for mac out there...

    ...which is pretty much where i'm at.

    I'd really hate to have to print out over 70 sheets of paper and fill them out one by one, box by box...

    Will "Preview" allow me to edit and add text on each job application?

    Any help is really appreciated. I'll respond quickly, as i'm looking for a solid solution on the matter.

    The only thing I've found, though don't really like it is uploading the PDF file online to a specific website and editing it there, text box by text box...seems, a bit of a hassle.
     
  2. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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  3. iwuzbord macrumors 6502

    iwuzbord

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    well, if you're talking about pdf forms, preview should work fine.
    ive dealt with pdf forms in preview and filled in information perfectly fine.
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Skim is a great free pdf app with may more features then preview.
     
  5. HappyDude20 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thank. You.

    This is. Perfect.

    Seriously.

    I hope you have the. Best. Day tomorrow. *****. Bless. You.
     
  6. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    Glad it is useful. You are welcome - and thank you for the blessing - it has been a great day. :)
     
  7. macsdowonders macrumors newbie

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    Thanks!

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by BobZune
    Try http://code.google.com/p/formulatepro/ -- it seems to do what you want. You can see the hints when you start the program, and the FAQ on that page may also help.

    Thanksss!! This is amazing...my mother said she would hug you if you were here:D
     
  8. BobZune macrumors 6502a

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    I am here .... and never decline a hug. :D
     

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