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Re: [OM] "Fun" with PDF's

Subject: Re: [OM] "Fun" with PDF's
From: "Michael R. Collins" <MRC.OlympusList@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2022 17:28:05 -0400
Cc: usher99@xxxxxxx

You don't say whether you have to submit a still-editable PDF. If not... print, put the updates in a blank doc and print, scissors, glue stick; scan. One of my favourite document editors, and platform-independent to boot.


On 2022-07-08 7:18 p.m., Mike Gordon via olympus wrote:
I know there is an abundance of computer expertise on this list and thought to 
check here first.  I have to redo some credentialing papers and was sent an 
editable PDF.
Trouble is if one saves a copy it is no longer completely editable, and some 
fields cannot be signed with Acrobat (free version).  I discovered this when I 
went to finish it after about 15 min of filling it out.  No biggie, and by the 
time I found software to remedy the situation, if it is possible, I could redo 
it.   I told them about this, but they had no interest in modifying their 
So I carefully completed it (most of the stuff is in my CV and is a total waste 
of time).  Of course, now they require a couple slight modifications as they 
are being ridiculously fastidious and spending 2 hours is not an attractive 
I see there are free PDF editors and the "pro" Adobe version.  The converters I 
have used online in the past altered the formatting too much and that will not work.  
Thought I'd check here first.
Appreciate any comments.

PDF (Pretty Damn Frustrated), Mike

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