How to text edit pdf

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Joerd, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Joerd macrumors newbie

    Jun 27, 2016
    I have been a Mac user for more than 30 years and have gone through the generational changes as each became obsolete. Had to abandon my IMAC desktop that could not handle the latest Safari or other upgrades. Now have Mac book pro. My problem is that i have a biography with photos, etc that I passed along via floppy disks and CDs in PDF form. Original was done in Pagemaker... anyone remember that?
    The PDF version is excellent except I would like to edit, update and add to it.
    What is the latest software that would allow me to scan and edit without a major redo/retyping?
  2. hobowankenobi, Jun 29, 2016
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2016

    hobowankenobi macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2015
    on the land line mr. smith.
    More options:


    And the king of the hill: Acrobat. Yes, it is now a yearly subscription, but for a one time project, there is a free 30 day trial.
  3. Kissmyne macrumors 6502


    Apr 21, 2015
  4. grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    For the PageMaker original: have you tried LibreOffice? libpagemaker is a library that parses the file format of Aldus/Adobe PageMaker documents. … version 6.x and 7.

    In Ask Different, with many answers:
    – and so on, with some duplication of those questions.

    For PDF: Adobe Acrobat Pro DC may be best, but not the least expensive. Questions about editing PDF are very frequently asked, so beyond this I'll not engage in repetition. Instead, please search these forums for titles with the words edit PDF.
  5. MRxROBOT macrumors 6502


    Apr 14, 2016
    To echo everybody before me. Adobe Acrobat is the best tool for what you want to accomplish. Value:cost is entirely subjective to you.

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