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Windows 7: Office Upgrade

10 Jan 2016   #11
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I guess I didn't explain myself clearly. If someone sends me a PDF file, I'd like to be able to edit that file (add or change things) and then send it back to them as a PDF. I was thinking that I could change from the original PDF to Word, make changes, save it as a PDF again and send it along. I guess there are PDF editors, but that doesn't help me with my older version of Office situation. It would be nice to be able to update to something newer and be able to deal with PDF's I may get from someone too. I thought the newer versions of Office allowed you to do that and that's why I started looking at newer versions to upgrade to.
When I was speaking of going back and forth, I was referring specifically to PDF's.
If I go for Libre Office, do I have to uninstall Office? They are completely separate and won't interfere with each other, right? I could always have both until I'm happy with Libre Office maybe.


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10 Jan 2016   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This may be handy for you;

PDF-to-WORD Conversion
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11 Jan 2016   #13
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

According to this link, Word 2013 & 2016 have a built-in converter that will convert a pdf to a Word document so it can then be edited. https://support.office.com/en-us/art...b-233379c2f63a

Since a pdf is actually an image file, the LibreOffice Draw module can be used to edit a pdf. How to Edit, Save and Work with PDFs in LibreOffice and OpenOffice

LibreOffice and MS Office can co-exist on the same machine. If you wanted to, you could set Office 2003 as the default program for .doc and .xls files and setup LibreOffice as the default program for .docx and .xlsx files.
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13 Jan 2016   #14
kodakjack

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I tried a PDF editor and it was sketchy at best. I guess it's because it's working with a graphic instead of true text. Then, it wanted you to provide an email address for the saved version to be sent to! I guess that puts you on a list that can be sold to a zillion scammers with valuable offers!! Even working with that editor, you more or less had to erase what you wanted to replace and then type in the new text, but the size and location weren't the same and it looked awful. Maybe the file emailed back would be straightened out.
That brings me back to my original thought of killing two birds with one stone by updating to a newer Office. I say that because I get conflicting information on whether LibreOffice would do what I want to do. I'm still confused. Maybe I'll download Libre and, if I don't like it, I can always uninstall it. Thanks.
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